#SustyTalk: Kimberly-Clark’s Lisa Morden on launching a sustainability strategy in lockdown
edie's #SustyTalk interview series continues with Kimberly-Clark's vice president for sustainability and safety, Lisa Morden, who provides insight on the business' new ambition to halve its environmental impact by 2030.
With edie readers working remotely or on furlough, this brand new series of video interviews keeps you connected to the inspirational business leaders who are continuing to drive sustainability and champion climate action from their own homes.
#SustyTalk is all about keeping edie’s loyal readers connected to sustainable business leaders across the world, whilst reminding us all that sustainability and climate action must go on through the current Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.
For this latest episode, edie’s senior reporter Sarah George dials Atlanta, Georgia, to speak with Kimberly-Clark’s vice president for sustainability and safety, Lisa Morden.
Lisa discusses how the business developed its new sustainability strategy, which aims to help it halve its environmental impact by 2030 and is underpinned by new science-based emissions targets.
She also provides advice on how to launch a new strategy or make a major environmental announcement in the time of Covid-19, when headlines are focused on health research and policy announcements.
“We had a lot of discussions internally about the right time to begin to talk about our goals and even when to launch our annual sustainability report,” Lisa said. “There was so much news, that we didn’t want to lose sight of how big and important this will be to our employee base. With all that said, the experience over the past six months [has meant] that it’s more clear now what the purpose of the company is.”
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