ROSWELL, Ga., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Health Care today announced achievements that highlight the company's substantial progress in its sustainability initiatives. From rewarding customers for their sustainability efforts to developing recyclable uses for medical packaging waste to partnering with top advocacy leaders in sustainability, these milestones all highlight the company's ongoing commitment to sustainability. As a champion in greening the medical manufacturing process and innovative product packaging, Kimberly-Clark diverts 6.5 million pounds of its manufacturing waste away from landfills each month, further supporting the overall goal of providing quality protection to its customers and to the environment, equally.
"Kimberly-Clark Health Care has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to greening its products and practices for the benefit of customers, communities and the overall environment," said Joanne Bauer, president of Kimberly-Clark Health Care. "In the past year, we've made great strides in our environmental efforts, researching innovative ways to reduce medical waste, acknowledging champions in the green healthcare movement and partnering with other leaders in healthcare sustainability. The results of our efforts are notable but we know there is work remaining, and we will continue our commitment in 2011 and beyond."
Following are some of the highlights from 2010:
Kimberly-Clark in the Healthcare Environment
Around the world, medical professionals turn to Kimberly-Clark for a wide portfolio of solutions that improve the health, hygiene and well-being of their patients and staff. As part of their healing mission, caregivers rely on Kimberly-Clark to deliver clinical solutions and educational resources that they can depend on to prevent, diagnose and manage a wide variety of healthcare-associated infections. This more than $1 billion global enterprise of Kimberly-Clark Corporation holds the No. 1 or No. 2 market share position in several categories, including infection control solutions, surgical solutions, pain management and digestive health. And throughout the care continuum, patients and staff alike trust Kimberly-Clark medical supplies and devices, KLEENEX tissues, Kimberly-Clark professional skin care products and SCOTT towels for day-to-day needs. For more information, visit http://www.kchealthcare.com.
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