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Social Impact

Social Impact

We aim to advance the well-being of 1 billion people in underserved communities

Why We Care

According to World Bank figures, 500 million women and girls around the globe still lack access to menstrual health solutions and 2 billion people lack access to basic sanitation.1,2 Countless babies are born with limited access to maternal and neonatal healthcare that could dramatically improve their quality of life. While many populations around the world have been able to elevate their quality of life over the past century, there is still so much work left to do.


Purpose-Led Brands Making Lives Better

We believe Kimberly-Clark's brands are uniquely positioned to promote access to essential services and products that help enable people to live dignified, healthy lives. Our social impact ambition aims to serve unmet societal needs, with the goal of advancing the well-being of 1 billion people through innovation and programs that deliver essentials to vulnerable and underserved communities.

We have identified three strategic areas of focus that will help us unlock the greatest societal benefit and will guide our efforts during the coming decade. 

  1. We care for the health and well-being of people at all stages of life.
  2. We challenge stigmas and champion the progress of women everywhere.
  3. We champion a world where all enjoy access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene 

We continue to make important strides implementing our social impact strategy. As our various businesses’ programs continue to increase access to essentials like water, sanitation, and hygiene while breaking down barriers for women, we are laying the groundwork for accelerating our impact in the years to come.

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Goals and Progress

Since 2015, we’ve advanced the wellbeing of people in four strategic priority areas:

  • .3M COVID
  • 30.4M empowering women  
  • 9.6M helping children thrive
  • 7.2M access to sanitation

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