Kimberly Clark

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Fair, compassionate and very, very generous. It sounds like a soundbite from one of Kimberly-Clark's tissue ads, but this company has a reputation for treating its staff well. Almost four-fifths of employees have confidence in the abilities of their fellow team-mates and 80% have a laugh together. In addition, there is a great deal of pride within the workforce for the company's reputation. Many employees (70%) feel the company demonstrates high levels of integrity when dealing with suppliers, and 81% say there are strong principles for treating customers well.
Nearly a quarter of the world's population, 1.3 billion people, use Kimberly-Clark's products, which include Kleenex, Andrex and Huggies. Its European headquarters are in Reigate, Surrey, and the firm gives generous benefits to those in its manufacturing plants, and 77% of staff feel their workplace benefits are fair compared with similar companies.

All staff are eligible for free healthcare, life insurance and 25 days' holiday. About 50% of staff own shares in the company and the share incentive plan gives employees one share for every two purchased.

Maternity pay is good and adoptive parents can take 65 days' leave, with full pay for the initial six weeks. The firm is introducing childcare vouchers and staff have access to therapeutic massage and a health club.

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My Team

80% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

Kimberly Clark is one of nine leading companies that will make up a new wave of partners to use the draft product carbon foot printing standard, currently being developed in partnership with DEFRA and BSI British Standards to establish the carbon footprint of Andrex® and Huggies®.

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76% of staff agreed

I feel proud to work for this organisation

Well being practices include Diversity Council, flexible working policies, including home working, enhanced maternity/paternity options, on-site occupational health advisors (Live Well programmes), (ACAS facilitated) Employee Assistance programme and healthy eating programmes across UK sites, e.g. free fruit initiative

Fair Deal

71% of staff agreed

I am happy with the pay and benefits I receive in this job

Kimberly Clark is one of nine leading companies that will make up a new wave of partners to use the draft product carbon foot printing standard, currently being developed in partnership with DEFRA and BSI British Standards to establish the carbon footprint of Andrex® and Huggies®.

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Employees earning £35k+
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