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Singapore Sustainable Business Awards: Kimberly-Clark named winner under Water Management category

News   •   Nov 05, 2015 10:03 SGT

Peter D’ Silva, Vice President, Product Supply, Asia Pacific receiving the award from Tony Gourlay, Chief Executive, Global Initiatives
Photo credit: Global Initiatives

Kimberly-Clark was awarded the Singapore Sustainable Business Award for Water Management on 3 November 2015, at a ceremony held at the Marina Bay Sands. Water is an essential resource to Kimberly-Clark’s business and the company has made significant investments towards supporting the water need of communities in which they operate. In order to minimize its water use, ambitious water reduction targets have been set – and more recently, the company achieved its Sustainability 2015 goal of 25 percent reduction in water use while maintaining the quality of discharge in manufacturing.

With a vision to lead the world in essentials for a better life, Kimberly-Clark is recognised today for delivering its products in ways that prioritize clean air and water, healthy forests and strong communities. It also won the Sustainable Business Award – Large Enterprise category at the annual Singapore Sustainability Awards last month.

The Singapore Sustainable Business Awards 2015, organised by Global Initiatives in partnership with global consulting firm, PwC, presented 13 awards to businesses for their efforts to improve the well-being of employees both in their supply chain and in their local communities. The awards criteria include a quantitative assessment of companies' environmental impacts, and the final results decided by a national advisory panel.

Global Initiatives established the Sustainable Business Awards in 2012 with the aim of encouraging organizations to integrate sustainable business into their strategy and operations; and to continuously improve and report their progress. The awards have taken place in the Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore, and will be launching in Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia from 2016.