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More Henkel Corporate Reporting 2015
Acting responsibly along our entire value chain
Our pursuit of sustainability is both long-term and entrepreneurial in nature, covering all aspects throughout the value chain.
Renewable raw materials are key ingredients in our products.
We aim to work with our suppliers and business partners in around 130 countries to improve sustainability standards in our supply chain.
We systematically determined the carbon footprint for 165,000 product formulas.
By using recycled PET in the packaging for our laundry and home care products, 70,000 metric tons of CO2 were avoided.
Henkel has 170 production sites in 55 countries.
We use resource-efficient production processes to reduce energy and water consumption, our waste footprint as well as the accident rate.
By 2020, we want to reduce our environmental footprint by 30 percent per ton of product.
By using steam instead of hot water to clean and disinfect equipment, our production site in Wassertrüdingen, Germany, reduced the wastewater volume by more than 90 percent.
Throughout the company, we follow three basic principles – prevention, reduction, recycling.
In order to minimize the volume of waste, we are working on designing smart packaging.
By 2020, we want to reduce the volume of packaging relative to net sales by 20 percent.
In a pilot project with Ball Aerocan, our Beauty Care business unit produces spray cans from 25-percent recycled aluminum.
External logistic companies transport 90 percent of our products. We take efficiency and environmental performance into account when choosing them.
We aim to use improved logistic concepts to reduce transport emissions worldwide by using regional production sites, for example.
We intend to reduce our logistics emissions by about five percent over the next five years.
We established a mega warehouse concept with fewer main distribution centers in North America. This saves 320,000 kilometers in transports and around 380 metric tons of CO2 each year.
We can draw on more than 90 years of experience in developing adhesives.
Our products are in many objects that touch our lives every day: from packaging, books, electronic devices, furniture and shoes to cars and planes.
Since 2013, more than 2,200 participants have been able to communicate directly with Henkel experts during webinars offered on our Adhesive Technologies Food Safe Packaging portal.
Thanks to the use of Loctite GC 10, our long-standing partner Morey Corporation has reduced its environmental footprint and simultaneously improved its production yields by more than 15 percent.
Collaboration with retailers plays an important role for us.
Retail chains provide excellent platforms for informing consumers about sustainable products and how to use them in an environmentally responsible way.
Henkel assists retailers with their sustainability activities, for example with eLearning programs and measuring instruments.
The initiative “Say yes! to the future,” specifically trains sales representatives in all business units to purposefully promote sustainability topics in dialog with retail clients.
Our products are the key to sustainable consumption. They are used daily in millions of households.
As much as 90 percent of the environmental footprint of our products is generated during their use.
Henkel invited the online community to create inventive videos to encourage sustainable behavior. In total, 91 videos from 17 countries were submitted.
In just a few minutes, users can learn how personal choices influence their carbon footprint.
By 2020, we want to reduce our waste volume by 30 percent per ton of product.
Through more targeted information on recycling, we want to reach more than 300 million consumers.
Laundry detergents and household cleaners, as well as cosmetics and toiletries, pass into sewage systems after use. We formulate them so that their use will not impact on the aquatic environment.
The polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles of the EcoBottle series are made from 100-percent recycled PET materials.