Kimberly-Clark Professional Receives Innovation and Marketing Awards from NETWORK Services Company

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Kimberly-Clark Professional picked up two key awards at NETWORK Services Company’s recent supplier trade show.

“We are delighted to receive this accolade from NETWORK,” said Peter Leahy, channel marketing, Health & Wellness, Kimberly-Clark Professional.

Kimberly-Clark Professional picked up two key awards at NETWORK Services Company’s recent supplier trade show.

The first was the Innovation Award, presented for the GreenHarvest products. The GreenHarvest products incorporate rapidly renewable plant-based fiber, such as wheat straw and bamboo, into Kleenex and Scott brand towel and tissue products. Kimberly-Clark Professional is the first major towel and tissue manufacturer in North America to introduce products made with 20 percent plant fiber in place of tree fiber or recycled fiber. These innovative products required the development of an entirely new supply chain to directly obtain wheat straw from U.S. farmers and the creation of a cutting edge manufacturing process for converting plant fiber into pulp.

"With the GreenHarvest line, Kimberly-Clark is pioneering a new approach to sustainable fiber sourcing and delivering innovative products with the quality and performance customers expect from our trusted brands," said Iris V. Schumacher, North American Sustainability leader, Kimberly-Clark Professional. "In a resource-constrained, digital world, with fewer sources of recycled fiber, and the need to put less pressure on natural forests, it's important to continue exploring non-tree fibers."

Kimberly-Clark Professional was also named Supplier Marketing Partner “in recognition of its outstanding sponsorship of NETWORK’s supplier marketing initiatives.” Kimberly-Clark Professional provides solutions to help organizations create an Exceptional Workplace that fosters a culture of health, safety and productivity. The company works closely with distributors and other partners to engage employees, tenants and guests in adopting behaviors that lead to exceptional workplaces.

“While working with NETWORK and its members we aspire to create relevant content to help drive growth and provide value-added insights and information for their customers,” said Peter Leahy, channel marketing, Health & Wellness, Kimberly-Clark Professional. “We are delighted to receive this accolade from NETWORK.”

The awards were presented on March 30th at NETWORK’s 2015 supplier trade show in Hollywood, Fla.

To learn more about GreenHarvest products and other Kimberly-Clark Professional solutions and initiatives, visit http://www.kcprofessional.com.

About NETWORK
NETWORK is a flexible, integrated distribution solution that improves supply chain efficiency and drives business success. For corporate accounts in commercial real estate, healthcare, foodservice, industrial, printing and the public sector, NETWORK offers deep experience, vast infrastructure, customizable programs and best-in-class products in our core categories of janitorial supplies and equipment, foodservice disposables, printing papers and packaging supplies and equipment. Our system blends single-source convenience with true local market presence on an international scale. For more information, visit http://www.networkdistribution.com.

About Kimberly-Clark Professional
Kimberly-Clark Professional partners with businesses to create Exceptional Workplaces, helping to make them healthier, safer and more productive. Key brands in this segment include: Kleenex, Scott, WypAll, Kimtech and Jackson Safety. Kimberly-Clark Professional, located in Roswell, Georgia, is one of three Kimberly-Clark business sectors. To see how Kimberly-Clark Professional is helping people around the world to work better, please visit http://www.kcprofessional.com.

About Kimberly-Clark
Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world’s population trust K-C’s brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. To keep up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the Company’s 143-year history of innovation, visit http://www.kimberly-clark.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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