Kimberly-Clark Australia has been named a Sustainability Leader in the Australian Financial Review’s National Sustainability Leaders Awards for 2023.
The National Sustainability Leaders Awards recognises the commitment of leading businesses and not-for-profit organisations to sustainability in Australia, focusing on programs and initiatives that impact environmental and/or societal change while also meeting business outcomes.
The Award for Kimberly-Clark Australia recognises the organisation’s Nappy Loop Recycling Program – an Australian-first initiative launched in July 2022 that “could be the answer to the 1.5 billion disposable nappies that end up in landfill each year.”
The trial program was launched in partnership with nappy brand Huggies, the national science agency CSIRO, one of South Australia’s largest composters, Peats Soils and Garden Supplies, early learning and care provider G8 Education, and APR Plastics.
Kimberly-Clark ANZ Managing Director Belinda Driscoll.
Kimberly-Clark ANZ Managing Director Belinda Driscoll says, “As Huggies is the most popular nappy brand in Australia, we not only set the standards in baby care, our goal is to set the standards for our industry in sustainability too. By using anaerobic digestion, we are turning used Huggies nappies into nutrient-rich compost and bioenergy which has not been done before in Australia. We’re incredibly proud of the project and excited to see it being awarded a national sustainability honour.”