Kimberly-Clark named in CR Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking of 2019 for its ESG transparency and performance

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Kimberly-Clark named in CR Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking of 2019 for its ESG transparency and performance

May 16, 2019 - 05:36
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DALLAS, TX, May 15, 2019 (PRNewswire) -Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CR Magazine) has named Kimberly-Clark to its 20th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, recognizing outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance amongst the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies.

For Kimberly-Clark, this marks the 11th year that the company has been included in the list.

"At Kimberly-Clark, everything we do is motivated by our vision to lead the world in essentials for a better life," said Lisa Morden, Vice President for Safety and Sustainability. "Whether through social impact, climate leadership or diversity programs, we know that pursuing outstanding corporate citizenship is not only good for business, it's great for our employees and the communities where we live and work."

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking is based on 134 total corporate disclosure and performance factors in seven categories: climate change, employee relations, environment, finance, governance, human rights and stakeholders and society.

"U.S. corporate leadership matters more than ever to drive progress on environmental and social topics like climate change," said Dave Armon, CEO of 3BL Media, which publishes CR Magazine. "CR Magazine is proud to celebrate 20 years of advancing ESG transparency and performance through the 100 Best Corporate Citizens. Each year, we measure the increasingly competitive progress of brands on ESG topics. Transparency and public commitments make corporate responsibility and sustainability programs stronger. We congratulate those honored on this year's ranking for their commitment to the triple bottom line."

Kimberly-Clark's commitment to corporate citizenship, sustainability and inclusion has maintained the company's position on the 2019 Just 100 as well as Forbes'Best Employers for Diversity 2019, Reputation Institute'sGlobal RepTrak 100 and Ethisphere Institute'sWorld's Most Ethical Companies.

About Kimberly-Clark

Kimberly-Clark and its trusted brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Fueled by ingenuity, creativity, and an understanding of people's most essential needs, we create products that help individuals experience more of what's important to them. Our portfolio of brands, including Huggies, Kleenex, Scott, Kotex, Cottonelle, Poise, Depend, Andrex, Pull-Ups, GoodNites, Intimus, Neve, Plenitud, Viva and WypAll, hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in 80 countries. We use sustainable practices that support a healthy planet, build stronger communities, and ensure our business thrives for decades to come.

About the 100 Best Corporate Citizens Ranking

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking was first published in 1999 in Business Ethics Magazine and has been managed by CR Magazine since 2007. To compile the ranking, every company in the Russell 1000 is ranked according to 134 total ESG factors, emphasizing transparency and performance.

About Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine

3BL Media produces and publishes CR Magazine for CEO interviews, practitioner resources, and our annual ranking of U.S. companies and Responsible CEO of the Year awards. 3BL Media also produces 3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands, our annual summit where corporate leaders share their 'why' and 'how' of sustainable business - held Oct. 29-30, 2019, at MGM National Harbor, outside Washington.