DALLAS, Oct. 15, 2021-- Kimberly-Clarktoday announced that it received a 2021 Climate Leadership Award for 'Goal Achievement in Greenhouse Gas Management' from the Center for Climate and Energy Solutionsand The Climate Registry.
The national award recognizes companies that set and achieve aggressive greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals.
"We are honored to receive this prestigious award for reducing greenhouse gas emissions across our operations, especially since we were recognized for 'Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management & Goal Setting' as part of the Climate Leadership Awards in 2018," said
The company is advancing a comprehensive approach to achieve its climate goals, which includes energy conservation, switching to lower-carbon fuels, and increased use of renewable energy.
Among recent achievements recognized by the Climate Leadership Award,
- Entered long-term agreements to annually purchase 1.67 million megawatt hours of renewable electricity from three
Texaswind power projects, which is equivalent to 75% of all of the electricity needs of its North Americamanufacturing operations.
- Installed solar panels at three manufacturing facilities, generating nearly 6,100 megawatt hours of on-site electricity for the production of products such as diapers, wipes and toilet paper.
- Switched to low-carbon alternatives for steam and power generation at two manufacturing facilities, eliminating 167,000 metric tons of CO2 per year, which is equivalent to a 4% reduction of the company's total GHG emissions.
- Implemented over 120 energy conservation projects across its global manufacturing operations in 2020, leveraging energy best practices to realize emissions reductions of 42,000 metric tons of CO2 annually.
"Being a climate leader and advocate for ambitious action means taking the steps today that set up opportunity for the future," said
The 2021 Climate Leadership awardees represent a wide array of sectors, including transportation, technology, state and local government, financial services, pharmaceuticals, utilities, and consumer goods. More information about the Climate Leadership Award recipients is available at https://www.climateleadershipconference.org/awards/.
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