We have a responsibility to operate with the highest level of ethical and sustainable conduct across our supply chain, within the communities we serve, and as an employer of approximately 700 people across Australia and New Zealand.

There are several layers in this strategic pillar which guide the way we do business across Australia and New Zealand – all fundamental to our success as a global business, employer, supplier, customer and community member.

Responsible Supply Chain

Kimberly-Clark’s high ethical standards and our Code of Conduct provides guidance for dealing with customers, suppliers, other employees, competitors and the public with integrity and in an ethical and appropriate manner. As a global business, we adhere to a range of best practice international standards, more detail on which can be found here. As part of this, we strive to only work with the safest ingredients, and we’re proud of our supply chain which is built on transparency and safety, and includes compliance with standards for human trafficking and forced labour.

Health and Safety

We are a safety first business meaning the health and safety of all of our people and those we work with in our supply chain is crucial. We work within a strict framework so that all of our people remain safe at work every day. 

The mental health of all of our people is also extremely important to us and as such, we offer our people access to several health and wellbeing resources and services both at work and at home. We are a proud partner of Beyond Blue in Australia and the Mental Health Foundation in New Zealand and together we are focusing on rolling out additional programs so that our people have access to more help if they need it.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global company that employs over 40,000, diversity is one of our greatest attributes but we can only take full advantage of this if we provide an inclusive environment for everyone. That’s why we have dedicated diversity and inclusion teams and in 2020, we held our first Global Inclusion Week dedicated to discussion about fostering a more inclusive culture. We have also set gender targets and whilst our number of men and women across manager levels is almost equal, our goal is to see gender equity across all leadership positions in Australia and New Zealand.


As a business we work to give back to communities through philanthropy, volunteering, advocacy and partnerships like our social impact program. This includes dedicated programs to support the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori people of Australia and New Zealand.

KCANZ2030 Doing The Right Thing Targets