Kimberly-Clark is a welcoming place for all.
That’s why Kimberly-Clark has again received a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation's foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) workplace equality.
What does that mean for employees? We maintain non-discrimination policies across the entire business and support equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ employees and their families, an inclusive culture, and corporate social responsibility.
"Cultivating an environment that empowers authenticity and embraces diversity – where differences are not only recognized but valued and leveraged – is core to our ability to deliver our purpose of Better Care for a Better World," said Sandi Karrmann, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Kimberly-Clark. "We are proud to see this commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace translate into a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation."
This designation recognizes that Kimberly-Clark fosters a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ employees, noted its PRIDE Employee Resource Group chair Ryan Cretton. “As a gay employee at Kimberly-Clark, I am so proud to share where I work with others,” he said.
Treating everyone with respect is a core value at Kimberly-Clark, affirmed Rich Del Viscio, vice president and general manager, U.S. customer development, and executive sponsor of the Kimberly-Clark PRIDE Employee Resource Group.
“In my 32 years at Kimberly-Clark, I have never been prouder of the positive culture we have established, rooted in our values: We Care. We Own. We Act,” Del Viscio said. “Our company continues to demonstrate the importance of celebrating authenticity, embracing diversity, and championing workplace equality.”
This recognition is the latest in a series of workplace honors that the company has received. Over the past year, Kimberly-Clark was named one of America's 100 Most JUST Companies by JUST Capital and was ranked among America's Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. In addition, Seramount named Kimberly-Clark as one of the 2021 Best Companies for Multicultural Women and also included it on the organization's 2021 Inclusion Index, which recognizes high-performing companies that are setting the standard for workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion.