November 10, 2011 10:45 ET

SDL Enables Kimberly-Clark to Connect With its Worldwide Employees

Kimberly-Clark relies on SDL's solutions to launch Code of Conduct in 28 languages

SUPERIOR, COLORADO--(Marketwire - Nov. 10, 2011) - SDL (LSE:SDL), the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, today announced that it has localized both the written and spoken communication for Kimberly-Clark Corporation's (NYSE:KMB) Code of Conduct, a framework of ethical standards for its employees around the globe, in 28 languages.

As a global leader in enhancing the health, hygiene and well-being of people around the world and with offices in 36 countries worldwide, Kimberly-Clark consistently strives to operate in an ethical and appropriate manner. To reinforce these values, the company developed the Code of Conduct targeting all of its global employees. Kimberly-Clark employees are able to complete the interactive Code of Conduct training in their native language, enabling a more effective user experience while emphasizing the company's core values of conducting business with integrity and high ethical standards.

To help Kimberly-Clark meet its multimedia localization requirements and launch its computer-based learning initiative, SDL implemented a solution utilizing SDL's language studios in conjunction with its in-house, in-country translation teams. SDL studios preformed localized voiceovers for 28 languages to enhance user experience, enabling Kimberly-Clark employees to feel more connected with the global training. The SDL solution resulted in a 28 percent cost saving and accelerated delivery for the leading global provider of personal care products.

"Kimberly-Clark is pleased to partner with SDL for its translation solutions," said John Wesley, vice president and secretary, Kimberly-Clark. "The innovative, global and cost-effective solutions SDL implemented help us to address the local needs of Kimberly-Clark's businesses worldwide while enhancing the delivery of the company's Code of Conduct training globally."

"SDL is proud to have been selected by a global leader like Kimberly-Clark to provide an innovative solution to support its multilingual requirements," said Peter Smith, CEO, SDL Language Services North America. "The successful launch of Kimberly-Clark's Code of Conduct is a testament to SDL's expert in-house audio and localization teams."

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About SDL

SDL is the leader in Global Information Management. Global Information Management enables companies to engage with their customers throughout the customer journey – from brand awareness, to sales and after-sales support– and across languages, cultures and channels.

SDL's best-of-breed Web Content Management, eCommerce, Structured Content and Language Technologies, combined with its Language Services, drive down the cost of content creation, management, translation and publishing. SDL solutions increase conversion ratios and customer satisfaction through targeted information across all customer touch points.

Global industry leaders who rely on SDL include ABN-Amro, Bosch, Canon, CNH, FICO, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, KLM, Microsoft, NetApp, Philips, SAP and Sony. SDL has over 1500 enterprise customers, has deployed over 170,000 software licenses and provides access to on-demand portals for 10 million customers per month. It has a global infrastructure of more than 60 offices in 35 countries. For more information, visit

About Kimberly-Clark

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, HUGGIES, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. To keep up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the company's 139-year history of innovation, visit

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