Multiplying our impact through coordinated efforts.


Animal Testing

European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA)

a collaboration between the European Commission, European trade associations, and companies committed to pooling knowledge and resources to accelerate the development, validation and acceptance of alternative approaches to animal use in regulatory testing. 

Institute for in Vitro Sciences

Internationally recognized as a leader in the in vitro testing field, IIVS couples rigorous scientific and compliance programs with education and outreach initatives to promote the use and acceptance of these methods worldwide


Business Council for International Understanding

The Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) is a nonpartisan, U.S.-based organization that works to expand international trade and commerce. It does this by helping its member companies engage internationally and by facilitating mutually beneficial relationships between business and government leaders worldwide.

Corporate Eco Forum

A community of global leaders, representing 18 industries and $3 trillion in revenues, dedicated to advancing sustainable business.

The Business Roundtable

Business Roundtable members are the chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies.

Forum for the Future

Forum for the Future is a nonprofit that works in partnership with business, government and civil society to accelerate the shift toward a sustainable future.

National Association of Manufacturers

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) works for the success of the more than 12.8 million men and women who make things in America. Our work is centered around four values that make our industry strong and America exceptional: free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty and equal opportunity.


Led by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), its mission is to increase the percentage of accurate portrayals of women and girls in U.S. advertising and media by 20% by 2020.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Transportation Partner

 Since joining the SmartWay® program in 2006, Kimberly-Clark has ranked 11 times among the top two percent of all SmartWay® shippers who meet or exceed the emissions and carrier selection standards that the EPA outlines for clean, efficient transportation.

Carbon Footprint

Renewable Thermal Collaboriative (RTC)

The Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) is the global coalition for companies, institutions, and governments committed to scaling up renewable heating and cooling at their facilities, dramatically cutting carbon emissions. RTC members recognize the growing demand and necessity for renewable heating and cooling and the urgent need to meet this demand in a manner that delivers sustainable, cost-competitive options at scale.

Science Based Targets Initiative

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) was formed by CDP, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), World Resources Institute (WRI), and WWF to empower companies to set GHG reduction targets that are in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. The SBTi enables companies to demonstrate their leadership on climate action by publicly committing to science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. 


Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA)

A non-profit, member-led organization to help manufacturing companies for which the availability, use, and cost of energy, power, or feedstock play a role in their ability to compete in domestic and world markets. IECA has six organized committees; Kimberly-Clark is a member of the Energy Committee.


Stewardship Council® (FSC®)

An independent, non-profit organization that protects forests for future generations. We are a member of FSC International and have renewed our Cooperation Agreement in 2013 as FSC’s selected global partner to represent the tissue industry. For the duration of this two-year agreement, we are working with FSC to create activities that will be mutually beneficial to each organization and will seek to drive increased awareness of the FSC brand, to increase the growth of FSC-certified forest areas globally and to consider the opportunities for certification of non-wood alternative fibers. We funded FSC Canada to conduct field-tests of the FSC Guidelines on Free Prior and Informed Consent that support compliance with social requirements as part of the FSC certification process.

World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN)

A program to expand responsible and credibly-certified forest management which includes technical assistance throughout the certification process and enhanced marketing opportunities. GFTN participants are committed to increasing the availability of forest products from well-managed forests, helping each other benefit and profit from sustainable forest management and ending the purchase of forest products from illegal and controversial sources. We first joined GFTN in 2008 in the United Kingdom and signed a global agreement with WWF in 2011. We work with WWF to help implement the company’s global fiber procurement policy, and WWF provides technical assistance and feedback as we progressively increase the amount of environmentally-preferred fiber used in making its tissue and personal care products.

Human Rights

Responsible Glove Alliance

The Responsible Glove Alliance (RGA) is a collaborative initiative established to prevent, identify and remediate forced labor in the medical supplies industry in Malaysia

Inclusion and Diversity

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

CEO Action is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Diversity Action Alliance

A coalition of Public Relations and communications leaders joining forces to accelerate progress in the achievement of meaningful and tangible results in diversity, equity and inclusion across our profession.

Leading Executives Advancing Diversity (LEAD)

The Board of Advisors for the LEAD network and has served on the board since its founding. The mission of the LEAD Network is to attract, retain and advance women in the retail and consumer goods industry in Europe through education, leadership and business development. Its vision includes a diverse workforce where both men and women are enabled to contribute their full potential and lead their organizations to the next level of value creation.

Network of Executive Women (NEW)

The Network of Executive Women was founded in 2001 by a small group of industry executives who believed there were not enough female leaders in the retail and consumer goods and services industry — and that everyone would benefit if there were. Their learning, events, best practices, research and leadership development programs advance women, build business and help create a better workplace for all.

Plastic or Packing

American Institute for Packaging and the Environment

Association whose mission is to lead the packaging industry through advocacy based on science, and enhance understanding of the role packaging plays in a more sustainable society, economy, and environment

Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR)

U.S trade association that promotes development of the plastics recycling industry by providing leadership for long-term industry growth and vitality.

Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance (BFA)

BFA is a multi-stakeholder forum for collaboration and knowledge sharing to drive the shift towards the responsible sourcing of plant-based plastics known as bioplastics and create a more circular economy.

Duitin and Octopus

Duitin and Octopus are circular economy platforms that help producers to track & collect their post-consumer products for both recyclable and non-recyclable waste. Both companies have been working with our team in Indonesia (Kimberly-Clark Softex) as part of the collection leg of our used baby recycling project. Collection is done via a convenient online application where consumers can connect with these companies and their teams of waste pickers to collect the used diapers. We recycled approximately over a 100 Tons of baby diapers in 2021.


The international association serving non-wovens and related industries. EDANA provides global leadership to create an environment beneficial to sustainable and profitable growth of the non-wovens and engineered fabrics and related industries to best serve our customers.

Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG)

A partnership of stakeholders from the polyethylene (PE) film value chain, including major resin suppliers, manufacturers (also known as converters), brand owners and recyclers that is working to significantly increase the collection and recycling of all flexible films and to educate the public about the importance of recycling.

Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3)

In 2020 we joined the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3), a multi-stakeholder collaborative that drives the commercial adoption of green chemistry by catalyzing and guiding action across industries, sectors, and supply chains


INDA is the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, which helps member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry connect, innovate and develop their businesses.

Ocean Plastics Leadership Network (OPLN)

A community of leading companies and nongovernmental organizations are committed to solving the ocean plastics crisis.

Resource: Plastic

ReSource: Plastic supports WWF’s vision of No Plastics in Nature by 2030. The initiative aims to find solutions that support circularity and maximize environmental and social benefit by helping member companies put their large-scale plastic commitments into action.

Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC)

A membership-based collaborative that provide thought leadership and bring our members together to strengthen and advance the business case for more sustainable packaging.

The Circulate Initiative

A nonprofit dedicated to ending ocean plastic pollution and building thriving, inclusive economies. TCI will focus on three areas – the incubation, measurement and amplification of new circular economy, waste management and recycling solutions that will eliminate ocean plastic and create economic and social benefits. 

Trash Free Seas Alliance

Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas Alliance is a partnership that brings together businesses, academia, and civil society organizations to identify solutions to keep plastics out of the ocean. As members of the steering committee, our role is, in part, to shape the scope of and guide the work as well as help open doors and be some of the on-the ground implementers of programs.

U.S. Plastics Pact

The U.S. Plastics Pact is a collaboratie initiative to unify stakeholder approaches across the entire plastics value chain to rethink the way plastic is designed, used, and reused. Kimberly-Clark joined as a Founding Activator.

New Materials Institute

New Materials Institute (University of Georgia): Helps industry and businesses adopt bio-based, biodegradable, or recyclable materials and material-management systems that generate less waste and promote circularity.

WRAP UK Plastics Pact

The WRAP UK Plastics Pact is an ambitious initiative that brings businesses from across the plastics value chain together with the UK government and NGOs to keep plastic in the economy and out of the environment. Signatories of the pact have committed to hit several of bold targets by 2025.


Personal Care Products Council (PCPC)

A national trade association representing the global cosmetic and personal care products industry. Founded in 1894, the Council has more than 600 member companies who manufacture, distribute and supply personal care products in the United States. We participate in many of its standing committees and technical subcommittees, including the International Committee, Safety and Regulatory Committee, Quality Assurance Committee and Microbiology Committee. In addition, we participate in member-only meetings on subjects of common interest.

Responsible Flushing Alliance

The RFA's purpose is to educate the public about the items that should and should not be flushed down the toilet to keep our homes healthy. This will prevent clogs that lead to costly damage to our plumbing and sewer systems. RFA advocates for clear and prominent labeling of all items that should not be flushed so consumers have the consistent information they need to make smart flushing decisions.

Social Impact

Alliance for Period Supplies

The Alliance for Period Supplies was formed in partnership with the National Diaper Bank Network in 2018 to provide women and girls in need with period supplies. As the organization’s founding sponsor, our U by Kotex® brand has donated more than 25 million period supplies to help end period poverty in the U.S.

National Diaper Bank Network

Our Huggies® Brand is the Founding Sponsor of the National Diaper Bank Network, a nonprofit that works with a network of diaper banks, donors and sponsors to provide families with basic necessities and to raise awareness of diaper need. Since 2011, Huggies® has donated more than 200 million diapers and wipes.

The Toilet Board Coalition

The Toilet Board Coalition is a business led, public-private partnership that is made up of leading companies, government agencies, sanitation experts and non-profit organizations. Kimberly-Clark became a founding member in 2014 to help accelerate the development of the sanitation economy.  Jenny Lewis, Vice President of Kimberly-Clark’s foundation, serves as a steering committee member.

Supply Chain


A forum of leading Fast-Moving Consumer Goods manufacturers assembled to enable and promote responsible sourcing practices and sustainable supply chains. The forum’s key objectives include building supply chain capability, effectively assuring compliance to aligned standards among members and driving continuous improvement in member supply chains.

Foundation for Strategic Sourcing (F4SS)

The Foundation for Strategic Sourcing is a non-profit organization with a primary goal to establish a forum whereby CPG marketers, external manufacturers, and secondary packagers can share the best practices towards the creation of Industry Standards aimed at improving efficiency and reducing supply chain costs.

Responsible Labor Initiative

The RLI is a multi-industry, multi-stakeholder initiative focused on ensuring that the rights of workers vulnerable to forced labor in global supply chains are consistently respected and promoted