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Becoming Climate-positive

Emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are responsible for climate change and global warming. Limiting these emissions is one of the biggest challenges humankind has ever faced.

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Helping customers and consumers reduce CO2 emissions



To motivate consumers to do their laundry in an environmentally compatible way, Henkel Laundry & Home Care developed a special logo with the slogan “be sustainable – wash cold.” It is placed on our laundry detergent packaging and aims to encourage consumers to save energy when doing their laundry.

To motivate consumers to do their laundry in an environmentally compatible way, Henkel Laundry & Home Care developed a special logo with the slogan “be sustainable – wash cold.” It is placed on our laundry detergent packaging and aims to encourage consumers to save energy when doing their laundry.



Der Unternehmensbereich Beauty Care hat die Initiative „BeSmarter“ gestartet. Neben einen Fokus auf Recycling konzentriert sich die Initiative auch auf das Wasser als Ressource. Ein Ziel dabei ist es, die Verbraucher für einen verantwortungsvollen Umgang mit der wertvollen Ressource Wasser zu sensibilisieren. Außerdem führt die Verwendung von Wasser mit geringeren Temperaturen zu geringeren CO2-Emissionen.

The Beauty Care business unit has launched the “BeSmarter” initiative. Next to the focus on recycling the initiative puts a particular focus on water as a resource. Thereby, a goal is to create consumer awareness about the responsible use of water as an important resource. Using less hot water also results in less CO2 emissions.



The Henkel Bonderite Tectalis and Two-Step Process enable our customers to design multi-metal car bodies that combine steel and aluminum. As a result, these Henkel Adhesive Technologies solutions enable carmakers to use less steel and more aluminum. Lighter car bodies help to increase the fuel efficiency and with this reduce the CO2 emissions of a car.

The Henkel Bonderite Tectalis and Two-Step Process enable our customers to design multi-metal car bodies that combine steel and aluminum. As a result, these Henkel Adhesive Technologies solutions enable carmakers to use less steel and more aluminum. Lighter car bodies help to increase the fuel efficiency and with this reduce the CO2 emissions of a car.


Big difference

Becoming climate-positive might seem like just a neat little phrase, but it’s an approach with the potential to contribute to limiting climate change to just two degrees by 2050. In pursuing this commitment, Henkel is aiming to make a big difference to environmental sustainability. We’re bringing this commitment to life by embracing the challenge set out by the Paris Agreement on climate change as an opportunity to get creative – and develop innovative solutions that protect the future of our planet.