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More Henkel Corporate Reporting 2014
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 160,000 product formulas.
We optimized the product formula in the production of our hand dishwashing liquid Pril, which saves 10,000 metric tons of carbon emissions every year.
Henkel has 169 production sites in 54 countries.
We use resource-efficient production processes to reduce energy and water consumption, our waste footprint, and our accident rate.
By 2015, we aim to reduce our environmental footprint by 15 percent per production unit.
In 2014, we invested 27 million euros in the expansion and modernization of our laundry detergent site in Toluca, in Mexico.
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 2015, we aim to introduce 100-percent recyclable packaging materials in markets with appropriate recycling systems.
We developed our first product incorporating recycled plastics: the Pritt Glue Roller contains almost 100 percent recycled plastics.
External logistic companies transport 90 percent of our products. We also take efficiency and environmental performance into account when choosing them.
We aim to use improved logistics concepts to reduce transport emissions worldwide by using, for example, regional production sites.
We consider logistics as early as the product-development stage. Concentrates and lighter packages reduce transport weight and therefore result in lower CO2 emissions.
Laundry & Home Care replaced four distribution centers with a high-bay storage facility in Düsseldorf in order to reduce transport mileage and energy needs.
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.
In 2014, Henkel organized six Food Safe Packaging Forum events worldwide, where 300 experts across all industries took part.
The two-step process that Henkel developed with Audi allows environmentally compatible pre-treatment of auto bodies.
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.
As part of a training partnership, 60 Henkel and dm-drogerie markt trainees used small experiments to show consumers how they could save energy and water.
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.
Energy savings of up to 40 percent can be achieved by reducing the washing temperature by 10 degrees Celsius – from 40 to 30 degrees Celsius, for instance.
Our Dial bathroom resource calculator shows consumers how they can reduce their water use and CO2 emissions, and how much money they can save at the same time.
We aim to reduce our waste footprint by 15 percent per production unit by 2015.
We develop products with the longest possible lifetimes and reduce the waste generated by our production processes.
Laundry detergents and household cleaners pass into the sewage systems after use. They are formulated so that their use will not impact on the aquatic environment.
The innovative, highly concentrated formulation of Vernel Soft & Oils fabric softener saves both water and material; the bottle's material contains 25 percent recycled PET.