The second most-profitable company on this list is also the world’s leading producer of hygiene products, with Kotex, Kleenex, Cottonelle, Scott and Huggies being the corporation’s most notable brands.
Fortune 500 List veteran Kimberly-Clark Corp. has held a firm grasp on the industry since its inception in Wisconsin, USA, in 1872. Following WWI, the company introduced Kotex, the first feminine hygiene product to hit the free market. Significant manufacturing site expansions followed in the 1950s, leading to facilities in 38 countries and the company gaining international recognition.
Kimberly-Clark Corp. has taken part in a variety of major give-back initiatives in recent years, including Toilets Change Lives, which launched in 2014, and Water For People, which provided resources in South Africa, Bangladesh and South America for hygiene education and access to clean drinking water.