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Kimberly-Clark Asia Pacific Recognized at Singapore Sustainable Business Awards 2017

News   •   Aug 01, 2017 13:52 SGT

Kimberly-Clark has been recognized in two categories at the Singapore Sustainable Business Awards 2017. At the awards ceremony held on 31 July, Kimberly-Clark took home the top award in the Water Management category (“Best Water Management”) and Special Recognition in the Climate Change category.

The Singapore Sustainable Business Awards, organized by Global Initiatives in partnership with global consulting firm, PwC, aim to raise awareness of sustainable business and show how good practices benefit companies, the environment and society. The 19 winners, which include Singapore companies Singtel, Keppel Development, City Development Limited and multinational firms Accor Hotels and Essilor, were recognized for their efforts in areas such as energy, water and waste management.

Nagappan Chandrasekaran, ASEAN Mill Manager received the Best Water Management award on behalf of Kimberly-Clark.

Winners of the Singapore Sustainable Business Awards 2017.

With a vision to lead the world in essentials for a better life, Kimberly-Clark is committed to creating social, environmental and business value through its programs and partnerships. Water is an essential resource to Kimberly-Clark’s business and the company has set ambitious water reduction targets and invested in the development of solutions that support mills and communities in water-stressed regions.

An example of the company’s best practices in water management is the modularized waste water treatment plant at its plant in Tuas, Singapore. In 2016, the mill invested in this to treat and recycle waste water generated from the process to manufacture wet wipes. As a result, the mill is recycling up to 75% of the waste water it generates annually for non-domestic uses, such as cooling towers and landscaping, contributing to Singapore’s long-term water sustainability strategy.

Last month, the company published its annual report on sustainability, providing the first update on the company's global progress toward its Sustainability 2022 goals. Introduced last year, Sustainability 2022 is the company’s framework to address social and environmental challenges with programs designed to create social, environmental and business value. In its first year, Kimberly-Clark surpassed three of its five sustainability targets, and is on track to meet or exceed all of its goals by 2022.

Click for the full list of Singapore Sustainable Business Awards winners: http://www.straitstimes.com/business/companies-markets/firms-small-giving-wins-big-at-business-awards