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K-CP celebrates Earth Day with largest portfolio of FSC certified towel and tissue products in North America
Kimberly-Clark Professional marked Earth Day by announcing that the company now holds the largest portfolio of Forest Stewardship Council certified towel and tissue products in North America.
"Kimberly-Clark Professional is leading the towel and tissue industry to a more sustainable future," said Corey Brinkema, President, FSC-US. "With its commitment to FSC-certified products, Kimberly-Clark Professional is demonstrating the importance of including responsible forest management in any comprehensive environmental strategy."
The majority of K-CP towel and tissue products in North America are also EcoLogo and/or Green Seal certified and meet EPA standards for minimum post-consumer waste content. These independent certifications help customers identify and select more sustainable products that align with their values and goals.
The EcoLogo programme is one of North America's most respected environmental leadership certification programmes. To earn the EcoLogo mark, tissue products must demonstrate significantly reduced environmental impact among five key life cycle based criteria: resource consumption, energy consumption, wastewater quality, aquatic toxicity and solid waste.
Green Seal is widely recognised by a variety of industries throughout the US and Canada for developing life cycle based sustainability standards that empower consumers, purchasers and companies to create a more sustainable world.
These certifications help support the recently launched Sustainability 2015, Kimberly-Clark Corporation's most ambitious and comprehensive sustainability programme to date. For 15 years the company has been setting and working toward environmental improvement goals. One of the goals laid out in the programme is that by 2015, 100% of the company's fibre will come from certified suppliers. Other goals include aggressive reduction targets in water use, greenhouse gas emissions and manufacturing waste sent to landfill.
"Celebrating Earth Day 2012 by continuing to support well-managed forests will benefit wildlife and neighbouring communities for generations," said Richard Marriott, North American Sustainability Leader, K-CP. "Offering the largest portfolio of FSC certified towel and tissue products, along with our other sustainability initiatives adds tremendous value for our customers and supports our commitment to protect our planet."
Howard Connell, Global Sustainability Leader at K-CP added: "Our Reduce Today, Respect Tomorrow approach to sustainability helps our customers and users support a safer and healthier planet for everyone. This is one of the many ways we partner with businesses to create Exceptional Workplaces for their employees and patrons, making them safer, healthier, and more productive."
K-CP recently introduced the MOD Dispensing System, the newest addition to the company's list of sustainable products. The MOD Dispensing System offers what the company says is the highest-capacity hard roll towel system on the market with a 'power-assist' setting that delivers the longest battery life available today. This hand towel system can be modified to meet a facility's specific hand-drying needs, thereby reducing excess waste. The MOD Dispensing System was designed to reduce consumption across the entire product life cycle, further reflecting the K-CP Reduce Today, Respect Tomorrow approach to sustainability.
3rd May 2012