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US' Kimberly-Clark joins DNR as Green Tier programme participant

Nov '21
Pic: The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Pic: The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that US’ Kimberly-Clark’s Marinette manufacturing facility has joined as a tier 1 participant of the state’s Green Tier programme. As a tier 1 participant, the Kimberly-Clark facility commits to improving its environmental impacts through implementing an environmental management system.

The Marinette facility currently utilises an EHS Management System that helps location teams oversee all aspects of environmental, health and safety performance on-site. The DNR’s Green Tier programme recognises organisation commitments to going above and beyond compliance to achieve continual improvement. Tier 1 of Green Tier encourages, recognises, and rewards companies committed to superior environmental performance, Kimberly-Clark said in a media statement.

Kimberly-Clark’s Marinette facility manufactures Scott Shop Towels, Scott Rags-in-a-Box, Wypall wiping products for the workplace, and Viva paper towels for global household and consumer use. Kimberly-Clark’s goal is to reduce its environmental footprint by 50 per cent by 2030. The company’s focus is on the areas where it can make the most significant difference, including climate, forests, water, and plastics. The Marinette manufacturing facility supports its sustainability goals by diverting operational waste from landfills to higher value alternatives and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55 per cent since 2005.

“With its strong environmental record, we are pleased to welcome Kimberly-Clark’s Marinette manufacturing facility into the Green Tier programme. We look forward to celebrating the facility’s successes as they work toward achieving 100 per cent diversion of manufacturing waste from landfills and reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. By leveraging an environmental management system, the facility will continue to improve its relationship with the environment, customers and the community,” Jean Romback-Bartels, DNR secretary’s director, Northeast Region said in a statement.

“At Kimberly-Clark, we believe that better lives happen in healthy environments, and we are committed to innovating new ways to give consumers the essentials they need while safeguarding natural systems and the life they support. Sustainability is at the heart of our operations at Marinette, and our team is excited to continue making progress on our sustainability goals as we contribute to the company’s ambition to halve its environmental footprint by 2030,” Joe Canning, plant manager at Kimberly-Clark’s Marinette manufacturing facility said.

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