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Corporate Reporting 2014

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Sustainability Report 2014

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Sustainability Report 2014

Goal for 2030: “Factor 3”

Our ambitious goal for 2030

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.

Interim targets on the road to “Factor 3”

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.

Our focal areas and targets for the five-year period from 2011 to 2015

Focal areas and targets

Sustainability targets on the road to “Factor 3” (as of December 31, 2014, relative to base year 2010)

Factor 3

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:

Focal area




  • At least 10-percent more sales per production unit.

Social Progress

  • Continuous training and professional development of all employees as appropriate to their tasks.
  • Annual increase of one to two percentage points in the proportion of female managers. 
    (See Diversity)

Health and Safety

  • A 20-percent reduction in the worldwide accident rate.
  • A 50-percent reduction in solvents used in consumer adhesives by 2020.

Energy and Climate

  • A 15-percent reduction in energy consumption – and the associated CO2 emissions – per production unit by 2015.
  • Regular checks of our production sites to determine whether the use of renewable energy sources is environmentally and economically worthwhile.

Water and Wastewater

  • A 15-percent reduction in water consumption per production unit.

Materials and Waste

  • A 15-percent reduction in the waste footprint per production unit.
  • Ensuring that the entire volume of palm oil and palm kernel oil used directly or indirectly in the form of raw materials in our products is covered by certificates from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).*

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  • New target: Ensuring “zero net deforestation” for the palm oil and palm kernel oil used in our products by doing the following: Converting to mass balance palm and palm kernel oil; working with our partners to establish full traceability; and increasing the supply of sustainable oil available on the market by a volume equal to Henkel’s demand by 2020.
    (See Palm and palm kernel oil)

Overarching goals for all our focal areas

  • All new products contribute to sustainable development in at least one focal area.
  • Establishing a recognized measuring system in order to assess the contributions our products make along the value chain and to quantify the progress achieved in our product categories.
Replaced by new target
Achieved / Progressing as plannedStronger focus neededNot achieved

Long-term trend: Sustainability performance from 2004 to 2014

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

Environmental indicators