Sustain­ability

As reflected in our corporate values, we are committed to leadership in sustainability. As leaders, we aim to pioneer new solutions for sustainable development while continuing to shape our business responsibly and increasing our economic success.

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TRANSFORMATIONAL IMPACT FOR THE GOOD OF GENERATIONS

For more than 140 years, Henkel has been taking a visionary approach to supporting environmental and social progress. We recognize the potential impact we can have by developing sustainable innovations – because our products and technologies are used millions of times around the world every day. We’ve integrated environmental and social criteria into our innovation process so that every new product or formulation we launch contributes to sustainability.

Alongside this focus on innovation, we’ve set ourselves ambitious targets as part of a comprehensive sustainability strategy. This provides a shared understanding of our direction of travel by building sustainability into the day-to-day work of our employees around the world. And it drives progress toward improved sustainability and business performance – because we believe these two aspects go hand-in-hand. Together with our partners, we’re advancing sustainability along the entire value chain.

Henkel in the UK and Ireland

Henkel in the UK and Ireland is, like the global company, committed to leadership in sustainability. Every day, we focus on sustainability to maintain a balance between economic success, protection of the environment and social responsibility, throughout the whole business.

The global sustainability strategy is implemented in all our company activities along the entire value chain, from production to customer partnerships, to supporting local charities and employee engagement.

Our products and technologies are continuously being challenged and developed to further support our sustainable development and reduce the impact on the environment. For example, the technology for Henkel’s Loctite GC10 solder paste, means no refrigeration is needed and it has a much longer shelf life. Therefore, it eliminates the need for cold shipping, refrigerated storage and less product is wasted. This innovative technology was the result of several years of research from our Product Development team in the UK and is proving a firm favourite with customers, bringing significant cost savings and reductions in energy consumption.

Henkel Sustainability Manifesto

We are living and working in ever changing times. Our mission to tackle environmental, social and political challenges has never been clearer.

We need to drive transformational impact for the good of generations.
 

Regenerative Planet

We are on a journey toward an environmental transformation of our business model. To achieve this ambition, we intend to transform our processes, products and use of raw materials in the direction of a resource-efficient, carbon-neutral future. We are focusing on climate change mitigation measures, a functional circular economy and the protection of nature and biodiversity.

Thriving Communities

We will help people live better lives. Our social responsibility is to promote equal opportunity, strengthen diversity and respect human rights. We offer our employees lifelong learning opportunities and an attractive and healthy working environment. We advocate for social progress and access to education worldwide and we provide assistance in emergency situations.

Trusted Partner

We draw on our value-oriented corporate culture and our scientific and technological expertise to strengthen our performance while maintaining our integrity. We deliver safe and best-in-class product and technology solutions to our customers and consumers. We integrate sustainability in our portfolio and in our business processes, and provide transparent reporting on this to our stakeholders.

Our achievements 2021

Our sustainability strategy revolves around implementing our ambitions through concrete measures and projects to achieve practical progress. Below you find selected achievements of 2021:

External sustainability assessments

Collaboration & partnerships

Spotlight on Sustainability