Kimberly-Clark is proud of their history in South Australia, with 2021 marking 61 years as one of SA’s largest employers in the South East. Throughout this time, environmental sustainability has always been a key focus with large teams of experts both here in ANZ and globally, purely focused on reducing the footprint.
In 2020, KCANZ has confirmed a 62% reduction in emissions since 2011 but realise it doesn’t stop here, which is why they are continuously looking at ways to reduce it further, including exploring new technologies and ways to connect directly to renewable energy sources nearby. They’re also aiming to transition all of the offices to renewable energy with the head office in Sydney and office in New Zealand making the switch in 2020. The ultimate goal is to become carbon neutral in Australian operations by 2030.
In line with the global commitment to Science Based Targets, KCANZ is also investing in nature-based solutions to help offset some of the carbon that they can’t yet reduce. This includes working with key partners to help restore the unique biodiversity of forests and bushland across Australia and New Zealand and supporting models that engage and empower traditional owners to manage this process into the future.
Carbon Positive Australia restores unused and degraded land back to natural habitat, planting trees and protecting biodiversity. To celebrate the carbon neutral goal, in November 2020 KCANZ announced that they would plant around 11,000 trees which offsets 1,470 tonnes of our emissions – equivalent to around 10% of our imported electricity at Millicent Mill, or taking 318 cars off the road for a year.
Another thing that the South Australian Millicent Mill can be proud of is that it is one of the most efficient mills in the Kimberly-Clark organisation.