Sustainability at Henkel

Commitment to leadership in sustainability is one of Henkel’s core corporate values. Maintaining a balance between economic success, protection of the environment, and social responsibility has been fundamental to its corporate culture for decades.As sustainability leaders, Henkel aims to pioneer new solutions for sustainable development while continuing to shape its business responsibly and increase its economic success. This ambition encompasses all of the company’s activities and is underpinned by the around 47,000 employees around the world, who have firmly embraced the principles of sustainable development in their daily work and think and act accordingly.


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Henkel is concentrating its sustainability activities on six focal areas that reflect the challenges of sustainable development as they relate to its operations. In each of these focal areas, Henkel drives progress along the entire value chain through its products and technologies with the aim of delivering more value, or reducing ecological footprint.

 
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The Henkel Sustainability Report 2011
The Henkel Sustainability Report 2011
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As long ago as 1992 Henkel published its first Environment Report, its first Sustainability Report in 2001.
As long ago as 1992 Henkel published its first Environment Report, its first Sustainability Report in 2001.
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To reach its ambitious 20-year goal, Henkel has set concrete 5-year targets for its focal areas.
To reach its ambitious 20-year goal, Henkel has set concrete 5-year targets for its focal areas.
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Henkel has grouped all of its sustainability activities into six focal areas.
Henkel has grouped all of its sustainability activities into six focal areas.
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Henkel offers tailor-made adhesives, sealants and surface treatments for alternative energy sources in the automotive industry.
Henkel offers tailor-made adhesives, sealants and surface treatments for alternative energy sources in the automotive industry.
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Somat 10 delivers excellent cleaning results in a program lasting just 30 minutes.
Somat 10 delivers excellent cleaning results in a program lasting just 30 minutes.
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Henkel researchers develop product innovations that can save resources during the application process.
Henkel researchers develop product innovations that can save resources during the application process.
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Together with international partners such as universities, Henkel is developing new adhesives for renewable energy sources and electromobility.
Together with international partners such as universities, Henkel is developing new adhesives for renewable energy sources and electromobility.
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More volume, smaller footprint – got2be Powder’ful not only gives the hair more volume, but also has a 90 percent smaller ecological footprint.
More volume, smaller footprint – got2be Powder’ful not only gives the hair more volume, but also has a 90 percent smaller ecological footprint.
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Together with their teams, top managers at Henkel develop measures for implementing Henkel’s new sustainability strategy.
Together with their teams, top managers at Henkel develop measures for implementing Henkel’s new sustainability strategy.
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For Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted sustainability and economic growth go hand in hand.
For Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted sustainability and economic growth go hand in hand.
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Sustainability from the very beginning: Since Fritz Henkel founded the company in 1876, Henkel has been a pioneer in this field.
Sustainability from the very beginning: Since Fritz Henkel founded the company in 1876, Henkel has been a pioneer in this field.
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In 1907, Henkel launched the world's first self-acting detergent and so facilitated the washing. In 1986, Henkel was the first company worldwide to develop a phosphate-free detergent.
In 1907, Henkel launched the world's first self-acting detergent and so facilitated the washing. In 1986, Henkel was the first company worldwide to develop a phosphate-free detergent.
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Testing water at the river Rhine: In 1958, Henkel started to systematically analyze the Rhine and its tributaries for washing-active substances (surfactants).
Testing water at the river Rhine: In 1958, Henkel started to systematically analyze the Rhine and its tributaries for washing-active substances (surfactants).
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In 1969, the solvent-free Pritt glue stick made its debut.
In 1969, the solvent-free Pritt glue stick made its debut.
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