Kimberly-Clark Joins United Nations Global Compact

By Kimberly-clark Corporation, PRNE
Monday, December 13, 2010

DALLAS, December 14, 2010 - Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) today announced that it has become
a participant of the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest
corporate citizenship and sustainability initiative. As a signatory,
Kimberly-Clark will support the Global Compact's 10 principles in the areas
of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, reinforcing the
company's commitment to responsible business practices on a global basis.

"As part of our longstanding commitment to social, environmental and
economic sustainability, Kimberly-Clark has been centered on similar values
that the UN Global Compact promotes in industries and economies worldwide,"
says Suhas Apte, vice president of global sustainability at Kimberly-Clark.
"We're honored to sign on to the Global Compact's 10 principles and pledge
our support to continue engaging in collaborative projects to advance
sustainability on a broader basis."

Kimberly-Clark's long history of Environmental Sustainability, Code of
Conduct, Human Rights in Employment policies, and other business practices
align very closely with the UN Global Compact's principles. Joining the
Global Compact will help the company further improve its efforts by
collaborating with other leading organizations that are focused on a
sustainable future.

"We applaud Kimberly-Clark's leadership in joining our worldwide
initiative," said Georg Kell, executive head of the UN Global Compact. "In an
increasingly interconnected world, corporate responsibility is no longer an
option - it is a strategic imperative. The rapid up-take of the Global
Compact by companies that have operations around the world, like
Kimberly-Clark, reflects this reality."

Kimberly-Clark joins more than 8000 companies and groups around the world
who have signed the UN Global Compact to promote responsible corporate
citizenship and sustainability. As a signatory, Kimberly-Clark will complete
an annual Communication on Progress (COP) submission, demonstrating its
progress in working towards the Compact's ten principles. More information
about the UN Global Compact can be found at

For more information about Kimberly-Clark's commitment to sustainability,

About Kimberly-Clark

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part
of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people
- nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the
solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With
brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend,
Kimberly-Clark holds the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in more than 80
countries. To keep up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the
company's 138-year history of innovation, visit

Quinton Crenshaw of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, +1-972-281-1386, quinton.crenshaw at

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