Business Gratuities

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Business gratuities, which include anything of value, such as gifts, meals, or entertainment, can strengthen working relationships with business partners. At Kimberly-Clark, we are committed to winning business on the quality of our products and solutions and would always rather lose the business than secure it through an improper payment. We:

  • Do not give or ask for business gratuities to make the other person feel obligated to do something in return
  • Limit giving or receiving business gratuities to what is reasonable and appropriate under the circumstances and avoid frequent gifts to or from the same person or company
  • Do not offer, promise, make, or authorize the giving of anything of value to a government official in order to gain or maintain an improper business advantage
  • Make charitable donations in accordance with Kimberly-Clark policy to support legitimate charitable causes, and not as part of an exchange of favors
  • Comply with Kimberly-Clark’s Anti-Corruption Compliance policy at all times

In addition, all Kimberly-Clark suppliers are expected to comply with all applicable anti-corruption laws and to avoid actions intended to influence or obtain an improper advantage.

For more information on Kimberly-Clark’s policies, visit the Kimberly-Clark Code of Conduct which is posted on our external website and can be shared freely with suppliers and others.