Kimberly-Clark Products Gains FSC, EcoLogo Certification
Kimberly-Clark Professional has announced that the “broad majority” of its tissue and towel products now boast Forest Stewardship Council certification, and two of the companyâ€™s brands now carry the EcoLogo mark.
An FSC mark ensures that forest products come from sources that are managed with consideration for people, wildlife and the environment, Kimberly-Clark says.
Kimberly Clarke products Kleenex and Scott are now certified by EcoLogo.
The EcoLogo mark is awarded to products that demonstrate significantly reduced environmental impact among five key life-cycle based criteria: resource consumption; energy consumption; wastewater quality; aquatic toxicity and solid waste, the company said.
Over the past year, 14 major U.S. companies have moved to distance themselves from eco-label Sustainable Forestry Initiative, with many moving towards FSC-labeled products instead.
The companies, that include AT&T, Comcast and Office Depot, made moves away from SFI after non-profit group ForestEthics accused the label of “greenwashing.”
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