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What we want to achieve by 2030

To reach our goal of becoming three times more efficient by 2030, we will have to improve our efficiency by an average of 5 to 6 percent each year. For the five years from 2011 to 2015, we had set ourselves concrete interim targets aiming to increase efficiency by 30 percent.

Our medium-term targets for 2020 (base year: 2010)

Through these new interim targets, we intend to improve the relationship between the value we create and our environmental footprint by 75 percent overall (relative to the base year 2010) by the end of 2020.

Plus 75% overall efficiency

22% more net sales per ton of product

40% safer per million hours worked

30% less water per ton of product

30% less waste per ton of product

30% less energy/CO2 emission per ton of product

How we implement our strategy

To successfully implement our strategy and drive sustainability along our value chain, we rely on our products, our partners, and our people. Here are some examples:

Our products

Each new product must continue to make a contribution to sustainability.
We intend to enhance the transparency on the substances used in our products and their safety on a global scale.
We want to reduce the volume of packaging relative to net sales by 20 percent.

Our partners

Together with our partners, we want to improve workplace conditions for one million employees in our supply chain.
We want to help our customers and consumers to save 50 million metric tons of CO2.
We want to educate 300 million consumers about recycling options and inspire them to participate.

Our people

We want to mobilize all of our employees to continue working to advance sustainability.
Through our social engagement activities, we want to contribute to the quality of life of 10 million people.
We want to reach 200,000 children with our education initiatives.

What we have achieved

To reach our long-term goal of becoming three times more efficient by 2030 (“Factor 3”), we had set ourselves concrete interim targets for the five-year period from 2011 to 2015, which we achieved. Here is the current status:


Plus 38% overall efficiency

2015 target: +30%


11% more net sales per ton of product

2015 target: +10%


33% safer per million hours worked

2015 target: +20%


23% less water per ton of product

2015 target: -15%


17% less waste per ton of product

2015 target: -15%


18% less energy/ CO2 emissions per ton of product

2015 target: -15%

Our products

  • All products are systematically assessed according to sustainability criteria throughout the Henkel innovation process.
  • More than 70,000 metric tons of CO2 were avoided by using recycled PET in the packaging for our laundry and home care products.
  • 165,000 is the number of product formulas for which Beauty Care has already calculated the carbon footprint.

Our partners

  • 18 companies are now members oft he purchasing initiative “Together for Sustainability,” tripling membership since 2011.
  • More than 2,000 audits and assessments have been performed by Henkel at its suppliers since 2012.
  • More than 2,200 participants have been able to communicate directly with Henkel experts during webinars offered on the Food Safe Packaging portal of Adhesive Technologies since 2013.

Our people

  • About 6,200 Henkel employees have been qualified as sustainability ambassadors so far.
  • Around 63,000 schoolchildren have been reached by sustainability ambassadors through our program.
  • More than 5 million people around the world have been supported over the past five years by our social engagement activities.