SEC awards first enhanced green label to Kimberly-Clark

Today Online - Consumer goods firm Kimberly-Clark became the first company to have 12 of its pulp and paper products certified by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) under the enhanced Singapore Green Labelling Scheme.

The scheme, revised in January, holds firms responsible for ensuring that in the production of their goods, there is proper management of peatland and fires, for instance.

Kimberly-Clark, the only company that qualified so far out of 13 applicants for the certification, produces brands such as Kleenex and Scott. The 12 certified products include hand and kitchen towels, tissue paper, napkins and toilet paper.

Announcing this at the SEC Eco-Certifications Appreciation Lunch event on Tuesday (Dec 12), the council said that the applications by the other 12 companies — including Fuji Xerox, Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings, and Asia Pulp & Paper Group — are still being processed.

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