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May 13, 2014  Scottsdale / USA

Henkel partners with world’s largest retailer to reduce water consumption by 2018

Henkel supports Walmart’s laundry compaction initiative

Henkel supports Walmart’s recently announced laundry compaction initiative to partner with manufacturers to cut the amount of water by 25% in each dose of liquid laundry detergent by 2018. This effort aligns with Henkel’s long-term sustainability strategy, to achieve more with less.

Henkel understands the demand on limited natural resources and because of that, established its dedication to sustainability over 50 years ago and it remains one of the company’s five core values.

The laundry compaction effort, announced by Walmart at its first-ever Sustainable Product Expo held in Bentonville, Ark., offers benefits to consumers and the environment. Henkel actively looks for ways to innovate our products and supply chains and build sustainability partnerships worldwide.

Over the past eleven years, Henkel has cut water and energy consumption by 51 percent and 44 percent per ton of production, and reduced waste by 47 percent per ton of production. Since 2009, Henkel has been a founding member of The Sustainability Consortium, a partnership between corporations, universities and NGO’s to develop standards for assessing consumer product sustainability across the supply chain and product lifecycle.

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