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Irving TX USA
Public (NYSE: KMB)
Kimberly-Clark Corporation engages in the manufacture and marketing of a range of health and hygiene products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, and Business-to-Business. The Personal Care segment manufactures and markets disposable diapers, training, and youth pants and swimpants; baby wipes; feminine and incontinence care products; and related products. The Consumer Tissue segment manufactures and markets facial and bathroom tissue, paper towels, napkins, and related products. The Business-to-Business segment manufactures and markets facial and bathroom tissue, paper towels, napkins, wipers, surgical gowns, drapes, infection control products, sterilization wrap, disposable face masks and exam gloves, respiratory products, other disposable medical products. The company offers its products for household use to supermarkets, mass merchandisers, drugstores, warehouse clubs, various department stores, and other retail outlets through wholesalers. It sells its products for away-from-home use through distributors and directly to manufacturing, lodging, office building, food service, health care establishments, and public facilities. In addition, the company sells its products to converters.
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Who is Kimberly-Clark?
Kimberly-Clark is the largest tissue product company in the world. It manufactures the popular Kleenex brand of tissue products, which is sold in several formats – toilet paper, facial tissue and napkins. Kimberly-Clark produces 3.7 million tonnes of tissue products annually and generates net sales of $14.3 billion US. The company has offices, factories and mills in 38 countries and its products are sold in 150 countries. Kimberly-Clark also produces an extensive line of commercial toilet paper and paper towels that are sold to institutions like universities, high schools, governments and businesses.
The Beginning of Kimberly-Clark Information below is from http://www.kimberly-clark.com/aboutus/1872_1905.asp
1872 Kimberly, Clark and Company established in Neenah, Wisconsin, with $30,000 capitalization. Four young businessmen, John A. Kimberly, Havilah Babcock, Charles B. Clark, and Frank C. Shattuck, joined forces as partners in this Wisconsin village and put together the modest sum of $30,000 to start Kimberly, Clark and Co.
1879 Scott Paper Company founded in Philadelphia by Irvin and Clarence Scott. Brothers Seymour and Irvin Scott ran a paper commission business for twelve years, but the poor economy in the 1870s forced them out of business. Irvin and his younger brother, Clarence, then decided to form their own company out of the remains of the first. Irvin reportedly borrowed $2,000 from his father-in-law and added it to the $300 the two brothers had to form the capital of Scott Paper Company.
1880 Name changed to Kimberly & Clark Company. Incorporated with a capital stock of $400,000. By 1880, the company had done extremely well, so the partners decided to incorporate as the new Kimberly & Clark Company, with a capital stock of $400,000.
1889 Kimberly Mill built and town developed. To build a large new pulp and paper mill, the firm bought farmland and water power rights along the Fox River three miles east of Appleton, Wisconsin. As part of the development, the company built a hotel and 60 houses which were sold or rented. For this project, Kimberly & Clark turned the design over to renowned architect A. B. Tower of Holyoke, Massachusetts, who was called by John A. Kimberly the "prince of paper-mill architects."
1890 Scott Paper Company becomes nation's leading producer of bathroom tissue. By 1890, Scott Paper became the nation's leading producer of bathroom tissue. Manufacturing the then "unmentionable" product was the turning point for the company and would pay huge dividends for a long time.
Who's in Charge THOMAS J. FALK (2002 - present)
Board of Directors John Bergstrom, Director Pastora Cafferty, Director Robert Decherd, Director Dennis Beresford, Director Claudio Gonzalez, Director G. Craig Sullivan, Director Mae Jemison, Director
Kimberly-Clark is destroying ancient forests like the magnificent Boreal forest to create disposable tissue products including the Kleenex brand. Ancient forests are being flushed down the toilet or thrown away even though ecologically sound alternatives exist.
Please help send a loud and clear message that until Kimberly-Clark stops destroying ancient and endangered forests and starts using more recycled fibre, you won’t buy its products.
Please send an e-mail to members of the board of Kimberly-Clark http://www.actionworks.ca/clientfiles/greenpeace_canada/actioncentres/kleercut-eng/takeaction.jsp
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Where does the material or fibre used to make Kimberly-Clark Kleenex brand products come from?
Kleenex brand tissue products sold in Canada and the United States are made with virgin fibre from forests located in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Nova Scotia. Fibre also comes from converted and native forests in the Southeast United States. Greenpeace continues to investigate Kimberly-Clark to discover what other forests are being destroyed to create Kimberly-Clark tissue products.
How old are the trees in the Boreal forest that are being cut down to create Kimberly-Clark’s Kleenex brand tissue products?
The trees range in age from 70 years to 160 years old. Many of these trees come from forests that have never been industrially logged. These forests have existed since the last ice age which occurred approximately 10,000 years ago.
What kind of tissue products are sold under the Kleenex brand name?
In Canada, toilet paper, facial tissue and napkins are sold under the Kleenex brand name. The most widely available Kleenex brand tissue product is facial tissue.
What should I do to reduce my impact on ancient forests like the Boreal forest?
First, stop buying Kleenex brand tissue products. Start purchasing tissue products, especially toilet paper, with high-recycled contents. Check out the Greenpeace Shopper’s Guide to Ancient Forest Friendly Tissue Products for a list http://www.greenpeace.ca/tissue/index.php. Consider using washable cloth napkins and handkerchiefs instead of disposable napkins and facial tissue.
Kleenex tissue products are made out of ancient forests!
Greenpeace has launched a new campaign called Kleercut to put pressure on Kimberly-Clark to stop the destruction of Canada’s ancient forests. We have to send a message to Kimberly-Clark to stop wiping away ancient forests. You can send a free fax to the board members of Kimberly-Clark from the Kleercut action center http://www.kleercut.net/en/takeaction.
Information below is from http://www.kimberly-clark.com
As part of KC's continuing efforts to help people care for themselves and their families, Kimberly-Clark contributes significant philanthropic resources to organizations and programs that: Provide vital information, resources and services that strengthen today's families. Involve parents and others in activities that help children grow physically, mentally and socially. Develop creative, caring options to cope with the issues facing our older relatives.
Kimberly-Clark supports programs listed below. YMCA of the USA, UNICEF, United Way, Disaster Relief
Kimberly-Clark limits its charitable contributions to organizations serving communities where their employees live and work. As a general rule, no unsolicited requests for national or international programs will be considered.
This information above has been taken from the Kimberly-Clark website, further research has not been completed to prove that Kimberly-Clark's contributions are valid and how much they actually contribute to certain communities and employees. There are proven facts that Kimberly-Clark have be greenwashing about their company and continue to do so today. Please follow this link to read more about Kimberly-Clark's nasty greenwashing habits http://kleercut.net/en/ResponsetoKC.
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