Kimberly-Clark was named to Seramount’s (formerly Working Mother Media) fifth annual Inclusion Index for the second consecutive year. The Inclusion Index recognizes companies that are leading the way in creating diverse and inclusive work environments.

“Kimberly-Clark is committed to building a company where all are included and inspired to do their best work – where differences are not only valued, but essential for business success,” said Erin Mitchell Richeson, Vice President of Inclusion & Diversity at Kimberly-Clark. “We know our differences make us unique, and they also make us stronger as a team.”

The annual Inclusion Index helps organizations understand trends and gaps in demographic representation, creates a road map to drive internal change, and identifies diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) solutions to close the gaps. To compile the 2021 index, Seramount gathered data provided by each organization and measured applicants in three key areas, including best practices in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of people from historically underrepresented groups.

Advancing inclusion and diversity is a key business objective for Kimberly-Clark that is embraced and driven by its global leadership team. The company has strengthened its recruitment and retention initiatives to build a more diverse workforce and provides inclusive leadership training to help team leaders foster a work environment that welcomes, respects, and values diverse voices and ideas. Kimberly-Clark elevates this commitment across the organization through its Global Inclusion Week – an annual series of leadership panels, workshops, and small group discussions that are all centered on inspiring its people to better understand and activate a culture of inclusion.

In addition to being named to Seramount’s Inclusion Index, Kimberly-Clark was named one of the 2021 Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Seramount and one of the 2020+ Top Companies for Executive Women by Working Mother Media, and it also earned recognition on Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity.