Oct 13, 2014 Boulogne-Billancourt / France
Henkel France scoops award
Henkel received the LSA award for managers’ commitment to raising awareness on sustainability. The LSA Award for Diversity and CSR - category “development of environmental responsibility” - is a new recognition of the commitment of Henkel France managers to build a more sustainable future.
As part of Henkel’s sustainability strategy, Henkel France is leading a comprehensive program called “Factor 3 in France” to engage all teams and managers. Globally, Henkel aims to triple the value that it creates compared with the environmental footprint of its products and technologies by 2030. This ambitious goal aims to ensure that society continues living well and within the resource limits of the planet.
As a result, 85 managers from all business units and functions in France initiated 25 concrete social projects locally, such as the launch of the sustainable Le Chat Eco-Efficacite range of products and the implementation of the French Charter for Diversity.
Created this year for the first time by LSA, a leading French magazine for the retail industry and fast moving consumer goods, these awards recognize the best sustainability initiatives led by retailers and FMCG players. Pre-selected by LSA, initiatives were reviewed by a jury of FMCG and retail experts as well as CSR specialists (such as representatives of the French Charter for Diversity, the Association of Diversity managers, and the Observatory for CSR in companies).
“We are very proud to have received this trophy,” said Amelie Vidal-Simi, President Henkel France. “It’s a great recognition for managers who drive sustainable development every day. Henkel has been committed to sustainability for a long time. This award commits us to continuing our progress and supporting teams in their meaningful projects.”
The jury of professionals delivered 13 LSA Awards in total last month in categories also including parity, management of social diversity and professional integration of disabled people.
Over the past 11 years, Henkel has cut water and energy consumption by 51 percent and 44 percent per ton of production, respectively, and reduced waste by 47 percent per ton of production globally. Over the same period, the number of work accidents dropped by 90 percent.