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Kimberly-Clark’s 2030 Goals Take On its Forest Carbon Impact

By Ashley Jordan
Natural Resource Defense Council
July 24, 2020
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: United States

Kimberly-Clark (K-C), the company behind Kleenex, Cottonelle, and Scott, recently announced expanded 2030 climate goals that signal the company is moving even further ahead of other major tissue brands when it comes to its social and environmental impact. In contrast to Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) own recent climate announcement, K-C’s expanded goals take a step in the right direction toward addressing its forest carbon footprint and accounting for Scope 3 emissions. While K-C still needs to address issues in its supply chain, these new commitments demonstrate improved corporate responsibility for a company sourcing from the Canadian boreal, the most carbon rich forest on the planet. …There are still many areas for improvement in K-C’s 2030 goals… However, with these new commitments, K-C steps further ahead of other major brands in the U.S. tissue sector by recognizing the critical role that forests like the Canadian boreal play in the fight against climate change.

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