Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Irving, Texas

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Energy Management

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Kimberly-Clark Corporation is a leading global health and hygiene company that operates in 37 countries and employs more than 55,000 people around the world. Kimberly-Clark is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for integrating energy efficiency as a key component in the company's sustainability vision. As a company with energy-intensive manufacturing operations, energy efficiency provides the framework for improving energy performance. Key accomplishments include:

         Improving energy efficiency by 3.2% worldwide and 1% in the U.S. in 2008, for a total of improvement of 7.8% worldwide and 4.7% in the U.S. since 2005.

         Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing activities by 2.2%.

         Increasing the amount of renewable and biomass-based energy sources to 22% of total energy consumed.

         Establishing a systematic approach to benchmarking, assessing, and implementing action plans across its operations to drive progress toward energy goals. The company's global energy management program has top-to-bottom support and establishes responsibility for energy use at every level.

         Developing and launching an employee motivation, communication, and awareness program to gain support of key people throughout the company and train staff in implementing energy projects.

Beyond the company's active participation in the ENERGY STAR Pulp and Paper Focus, Kimberly-Clark also actively participates in EPA's Climate Leaders, Green Power, Landfill Methane Outreach Program, and "SmartWay" Transportation partnerships.

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