Sustainability is a key part of how we do business at Kimberly-Clark, and we are proud of our long history of positive impact.
In 2020 we celebrated 60 years of sustainable manufacturing at our Millicent Mill, and developed our new 2030 Ambitions which will see us do even more for people and the planet over the coming decade.
We invite you to read our 2020 Sustainability Stories for Australia and New Zealand, which is our first report-back on the new 2030 Ambitions. We're proud of our achievements, including positively impacting the lives of more than 800,000 people across ANZ - far more than ever before. We also hit 29 years of partnership with Plunket in 2020 and launched several new long-term strategic partnerships to help us deliver on our social impact goals. We gifted over $900,000 in financial contributions and production donations including $200,000 to Lifeline at the peak of the pandemic. And we launched a range of new initiatives to support our own people, too.
And we're stepping up in key areas of environmental impact, setting a goal to be carbon neutral in our ANZ operations by 2030, and cut our plastics footprint by half.
In 2020 we made great progress - we reduced our emissions once again, achieving a 35.4% reduction against our baseline year (2015). And we are very close to our 2022 zero waste target at our Millicent Mill, with nearly 98% diversion achieved.
We're proud of what's been achieved, but there's always more to be done. As we look to the rest of 2021, we are focusing on developing our first Reconciliation Action Plan and establishing projects to reduce our supply chain emissions, mill emissions, and plastics footprint. We encourage you to read our 2020 Sustainability Stories and connect with our Communications & Sustainability team to discuss further.