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52 Alfred Street, Milsons Point NSW 2061 (02) 9963 8888

PRESS RELEASE


Kimberly-Clark Leader 

5 Years Running


K-C Leads Personal Products Category of Dow Jones Sustainability World Index


Sydney, September 25, 2009: At a time when many companies are being accused of greenwashing

their environmental claims, Kimberly-Clark has once again demonstrated it has the gold standard

when it comes to sustainability credentials.  


For the fifth year in a row, Kimberly-Clark Corporation leads the personal products category of the

Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). 


Only the top 10 percent of the world's largest 2,500 companies qualify for this prestigious list, which

is based on an evaluation of the economic, environmental and social performance of these companies.


"Leading our category in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index once again is a tremendous testament to

the work and dedication

of our teams around the world and to Kimberly-Clark's commitment to

sustainability," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tom Falk. 


"Sustainability is a core discipline at Kimberly-Clark and we are proud that year after year our work is

being recognised."


Kimberly-Clark Australia (KCA) has been a leader in sustainability with local programs running since

the early 1990’s including energy, waste-to-landfill and water reduction schemes.


This year, in addition to being the overall leader in its category, the DJSI recognised Kimberly-Clark's

performance in the following areas:


Environmental Policy/Management System

Kimberly-Clark was recognised for its Environmental Vision program, which provides direction,

objectives and targets to improve environmental management and performance.

Customer Relationship Management

Kimberly-Clark received superior marks for its consistently high consumer satisfaction and its process

for exploring consumer insights and incorporating consumer feedback into the company's processes.

Strategy for Emerging Markets

The company's approach to consumers, local sourcing and local hiring in emerging markets was

recognized, as well as having a Developing & Emerging Markets president who reports directly to the

company's CEO. In addition, DJSI recognised K-C's

consistent annual revenue growth from D&E

markets.

Risk and Crisis Management

Kimberly-Clark was recognised for its Enterprise Risk Management process and Global Risk

Oversight Committee which oversees strategies for financial, strategic and compliance risks.


For further information contact:

Ross Hearne, General Manager Corporate Services South Asia

02 9963 8011


/ 0438 607 315


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52 Alfred Street, Milsons Point NSW 2061 (02) 9963 8888

BACKGROUND INFORMATION



KCA’s 3 major manufacturing facilities have ISO14000 Environmental and ISO9001 Quality

certifications.



KCA has been recognised for the past 3 years in a row for its commitment to sustainable

packaging and packaging waste management in the Packaging Evolution Awards.



KCA’s tissue manufacturing has been accredited under the PEFC scheme, the international

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification promoting sustainable forest

management. 



Kimberly-Clark Australia (KCA) is headquartered at Milsons Point, Sydney NSW.



The company is a global marketer of leading brands including KLEENEX® products,

HUGGIES® products, the KOTEX® and DEPEND® range, and VIVA® paper towel and

holds the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in more than 80 countries.



KCA employs over 1650 people in Australia and operations include:  

o

Millicent & Tantanoola Mills: KLEENEX® Tissue Products

o

Albury Mill: Nonwoven products, eg used in HUGGIES® Nappies

o

Ingleburn Mill: HUGGIES® Nappies

o

Distribution Centres in major capital centres

o

Macquarie Park: Sales office



Every day, 1.3 billion people in 150 countries - nearly a quarter of the world's population -

trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-

being. 



For more information on Kimberly-Clark's sustainability programs, please see the company's

sustainability report at www.kca.com.au



For more information on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes please visit






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