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 Health Care has joined Practice Greenhealth, the
nation's leading membership and networking organization for
institutions in the healthcare community that are committed to
sustainable and eco-friendly practices. As a result of this
membership, Kimberly-Clark Health Care will learn from
industry-leading experts and consultants in the green healthcare