As one of the driving forces in corporate sustainability, Lisa Morden sits at the intersection of sustainability and the global supply chain for Kimberly-Clark, the global company behind iconic consumer brands including Huggies, Kleenex, Scott and Kotex. Morden’s task as vice president of safety, sustainability and occupational health is to lead an ambitious set of goals for how the company will have a lasting impact on the people it serves and the communities it touches.
In 2022, Kimberly-Clark will have been in business for 150 years, and Morden is working to ensure safety and sustainability is at the heart of the business strategy for another 150 years by creating a shared commitment with employees and global partners to Kimberly-Clark’s sustainability strategy.
Under her watch, the company has made significant strides in its efforts to create positive social and environmental change. The company met its 2022 GHG reduction goal four years ahead of schedule, drove manufacturing waste diversion to more than 97%, and is currently taking steps to reduce its use of virgin fiber from natural forests and its use of petroleum-based plastics across its product portfolio by 50%.
With an ambitious agenda for 2030 that is tackling alternative fibers, single-use plastics and keeping the safety of its employees at the forefront, it’s no surprise that Morden is behind recent Kimberly-Clark recognition including Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies, and why she was named by GreenBiz in 2019 as one of 25 badass women shaking up the corporate climate movement.
Credited with forging relationships with organizations like Greenpeace, WWF and FSC, Morden has a reputation as a collaborative evangelist. Or as she calls it, Sustainability 3.0, where business leaders, NGOs and communities work together to create shared value to solve natural resource challenges while improving the products consumers rely on.
She champions the use of data and science-based solutions to tackle natural resource challenges that fall outside the company walls, including Canopy’s Forest Mapper technology and WaterLOUPE, a watershed assessment tool developed by Kimberly-Clark in partnership with the Dutch research institute, Deltares.
Morden currently serves as the vice chair of FSC’s investments and partnerships board of directors and the chair of the Conference Board’s sustainability council executive committee. Previously, she served on the Berkeley Center for Responsible Business advisory council, the chair and treasurer of the FSC U.S. board of directors, and The Nature Conservancy’s Georgia board of trustees.
September 27, 2022
As one of the driving forces in corporate sustainability, Lisa Morden sits at the intersection of sustainability and the global supply chain for Kimberly-Clark, the global company behind iconic consumer brands including Huggies, Kleenex, Scott and Kotex. Morden’s task as vice president of safety, sustainability and occupational health is to lead an ambitious set of […]