The magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list ranks companies in the Russell 1000 Index based on 320 data points of disclosure - harvested from publicly available information in seven key categories: Environment, Climate Change, Human Rights, Philanthropy, Employee Relations, Finance and Governance. Kimberly-Clark's top scores came in the areas of Environment, Climate Change, Human Rights and Governance.
"Our inclusion in this global best corporate citizens list is the result of the exceptional talent and collaboration of our more than 57,000 employees worldwide," said Suhas Apte, vice president of Global Sustainability at Kimberly-Clark. "Being responsible stewards of the environment and positive contributors to our communities is an essential part of our culture at K-C. Receiving this recognition again this year is a testament to our continuous progress in the multiple facets of corporate responsibility."
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens list was first published in 1999 in Business Ethics Magazine, and has been managed by Corporate Responsibility Magazine (formerly CRO Magazine) since 2007. The list's open and transparent methodology is governed by a Methodology Committee of the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA).