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Henkel is participating in renowned initiatives to promote sustainable development.
On local, national and international levels, Henkel takes part in a wide variety of projects, topical initiatives, and symposia, to make active contributions in the shared task of shaping sustainable development. This also includes engagement in policy-making workgroups and in industrial associations.
In 1993, Henkel joined the World Industry Council for the Environment. In 1996, the Council merged with another industry initiative to form the WBCSD, which Henkel is also a founding member.
In the run up to the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro (1992), Henkel was one of the first companies to sign the International Chamber of Commerce’s Business Charter for Sustainable Development in 1991.
To develop and promote new solutions for sustainable harvesting and use of palm oil throughout the value chain, we have been actively supporting the aim of the “Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil” (RSPO) for years.
The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPPA) is a joint initiative of the European Commission, the European trade associations of seven industry sectors, and individual companies.
The A.I.S.E. Charter for Sustainable Cleaning is a voluntary initiative of the international soaps, detergents and cleaning products industry and was introduced with the intention of making positive contributions to society and for the environment.
The Diversity Charter is a fundamental commitment to treating people in an enterprise with fairness and dignity. Companies which sign this charter commit to creating a working environment that is free of discrimination and exclusion.
“AIM-PROGRESS” is a forum set up by companies in the consumer goods industry. It was established in order to enable and promote responsible procurement practices and sustainable production systems.
SIFE is an international non-profit organization which works together with leading corporations and educational establishments with the aim of encouraging university students to take the initiative within their communities.
More than 1,000 companies support the Fair Company initiative which promotes fair internships and the provision of real opportunities for university graduates.
In 2012, Henkel and five other companies in the chemical industry established an initiative entitled “Together for Sustainability – The Chemical Initiative for Sustainable Supply Chains.”
In 2013, Henkel started supporting the Chemie3 initiative of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI), the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union (IG BCE) and the German Federation of Chemical Employers’ Associations (BAVC).
In 2013, Henkel joined the “SAVE FOOD” initiative, which promotes dialog between business, research, politics, and civil society on the topic of food loss.