"We are delighted that the first agreement signed in New Zealand with Kimberly-Clark three years ago has resulted today in a global partnership with K-C as the master sponsor of the Envirocomp composting facilities," says Cecil Ryan, regional managing director for OCS Europe. "Kimberly-Clark has backed Envirocomp from the start, working with its founder, Karen Upston, to build the business model and grow relationships with industry, local and central government. This has been a true partnership."
"At Kimberly-Clark, we believe in addressing the triple bottom-line of sustainability – in other words, what's good for our business should also be good for the planet and good for our communities," says Suhas Apte, vice president, Global Sustainability for Kimberly-Clark. "This sponsorship reinforces our commitment to continuously seek innovative solutions to demonstrate how to collect and process Kimberly-Clark's post-consumer diaper waste and thus reduce the environmental footprint of our products. Given our success with Envirocomp in New Zealand and OCS's expansion plans, we believe this relationship will help us achieve our broader sustainability goals. We will use the power of the Huggies brand, one that is trusted by parents worldwide, to take a leadership role in helping reduce our waste in landfills."
Chris Cracknell, CEO for OCS Ltd. said that the global agreement makes sense from an economic and environmental perspective for both companies