October 13, 2011
Domini Applauds Kimberly-Clark for Latest Commitment to Sustainable Forestry
Kimberly-Clark, the maker of Kleenex tissues and Scott paper towels has announced an important new commitment to protecting North American forests:
“Kimberly-Clark's Kleenex brand facial tissue and Scott Naturals brand products sold in North America now include fiber sourced from suppliers who have been independently certified to follow the highest standards in forestry management while also protecting high conservation-value forests and habitat. Consumers can now identify FSC-certified Kleenex and Scott brand products by the FSC [Forest Stewardship Council] label on every package.”
With this announcement, Kimberly-Clark has become the first U.S. tissue maker to offer branded consumer tissue products that meet FSC standards, the most rigorous third-party certification for sustainable forestry practices.
Domini has worked with Kimberly-Clark on its forestry practices, helping to set the stage for this important announcement. In 2007, after two years of filing resolutions and engaging in dialogue with Kimberly-Clark, the company issued a new policy expressing preference for fiber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. This new policy sent an important signal to the marketplace from a very significant purchaser of wood fiber. We also actively encouraged the company to enter into constructive dialogue with Greenpeace.
In 2009, after further engagement with Greenpeace, Kimberly-Clark revised its fiber procurement policy, and committed to increasing the use of FSC certified and recycled fibers in its tissue, establishing targets for achieving these goals, and annually reporting on progress.
This is another important step in the right direction for Kimberly-Clark, and we congratulate the company for achieving this milestone.
Read Kimberly-Clark’s announcement 
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Read our Social Impact Update  for the third quarter of 2006, announcing our original agreement with the company.