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More Henkel Corporate Reporting 2014
If we are to live in harmony with our limited resources in 2050, we must become five times more efficient. By 2030, therefore, we want to triple the value we create through our business operations in relation to the environmental footprint of our products and services by comparison with the base year 2010. We can achieve this ambition of becoming three times more efficient in different ways: We can triple the value we create while leaving the footprint at the same level. Or we can reduce the environmental footprint to one third of today's level while delivering the same value.
To reach our goal by 2030, we will have to improve our efficiency by an average of 5 to 6 percent each year. We have therefore set concrete interim targets for our focal areas for the five years from 2011 to 2015. For the period up to the end of 2015, we thus intend to improve the relationship between the value we create and our environmental footprint by 30 percent overall.
By the end of 2014, we had achieved significant progress in four areas. With improvements of 20 percent in energy efficiency, 19 percent in water use, 18 percent in waste volume (22 percent excluding construction and demolition waste) and 25 percent in occupational safety, we had already reached our 2015 targets ahead of schedule in these specific areas. While aiming to improve our performance once again in 2015, we are working on defining new interim targets on the road to achieving our long-term “Factor 3” goal.
With the Henkel Sustainability Strategy 2030, we already defined more than 6,000 actions and targets at the end of 2011. In order to reach our ambitious goal of “Factor 3” by 2030, we distilled these measures into concrete interim targets to be achieved in our focal areas by the end of 2015. You will find a selection of these targets and their statuses here:
Health and Safety
Energy and Climate
Water and Wastewater
Materials and Waste
Overarching goals for all our focal areas
|Replaced by new target|
Achieved / Progressing as plannedStronger focus neededNot achieved
We have been working to increase the efficiency and safety of our production processes for decades. Our sustainability performance over the past 11 years illustrates this very clearly. In all three business units, our optimization efforts focus on improving value creation and occupational health and safety in our production operations while reducing our environmental footprint. Building on the progress achieved, we aim to reduce our energy and water use, our waste footprint, and the accident rate still further.
Environmental indicators per metric ton of output, occupational accidents per million hours worked; base year 2004