Supporting babies & communities
Babies’ health and wellness are our top priority. That’s why we’ve helped to launch and partnered with a number of programs and non-profits that provide essentials needed to keep moms and babies healthy.
When a baby doesn’t have access to clean diapers, they’re exposed to potential health risks. It also makes it less likely the baby will be accepted by daycares, leaving parents unable to work. These are just a couple of reasons Huggies® helped found the National Diaper Bank Network in 2011. Since then, we’ve contributed more than 250 million diapers, and the network has grown to over 200 banks across the country, serving 200,000 children each month.
Huggies® is the primary sponsor for a non-profit called Hand to Hold—a NICU community that gives families the personalized support they need before, during, and after a NICU stay. During the COVID-19 pandemic, new families were unable to have visitors in the hospital and many NICUs limited baby visitation to just one parent. That’s when Huggies® and Hand to Hold launched an app with new virtual support groups, bringing essential assistance to families and caregivers of NICU babies, free of charge.
We’re dedicated to furthering women’s and newborns’ health research, education, and advocacy. To accomplish this, we actively partner with a nonprofit nurses association called Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). Our work together has included educating parents on diapering principles and closing the diaper gap through the National Diaper Bank Network. But more recently, we’ve worked together to advocate for equity and respectful care of pregnant women of color. This includes the January 2022 sponsorship of a first-of-its-kind resource titled “Respectful Maternity Care Framework and Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline.” Huggies and AWHONN are proud supporters of federal legislation that seeks to address the systemic issues contributing to maternal and infant mortality. Contact your congressional representatives to voice your support for this issue.
Supporting our Planet
Huggies® is committed to making decisions about our products and manufacturing practices that help support the earth and take steps toward sustainability. And we’re proud of the progress we’ve made towards creating a net-positive impact for our planet. We know it seems complicated, but simply put — We got you, baby. And your planet.
All Huggies® baby wipes are made with more than 70% plant-based materials.
All Huggies® paper based packaging is curbside recyclable, and our diapers plastic packaging is recyclable at store drop-off locations* in the U.S.
Huggies® Special Delivery™ Diapers are made with 100% renewable electricity.
Huggies® is committed to have 100% of our U.S. manufacturing waste diverted from landfills to beneficial uses by the end of 2022.
In the Huggies® U.S. manufacturing process, we've reduced greenhouse gases (GHG) by 61% from 2015-2021.
Huggies® Special Delivery™ Diapers are made with responsibly sourced materials — Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified pulp.
Kimberly-Clark® is committed to have 75% of the materials in our products be biodegradable, recoverable, or recyclable by 2030.
Kimberly-Clark is committed to a 50% reduction in new, fossil fuel-based plastics by 2030.
Kimberly-Clark is committed to ensuring all packaging is 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.
*Recycling facilities for our packaging may not exist in your area.
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