Henkel publishes 30th Sustainability Report

Henkel has published its 30th Sustainability Report, detailing its achievements and progress in the area of sustainability. “For us, at Henkel, sustainability is not only part of our long-standing tradition, but also an integral element of our strategic agenda for Purposeful Growth. In 2010, we defined our long-term sustainability strategy and targets up to 2030. And we are proud of the progress we have made since then. We achieved most of our targets, and even exceeded some of them,” said Carsten Knobel, CEO of Henkel. “Through sustainable innovations in our…

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Henkel joins The Climate Pledge by Amazon and Global Optimism

Henkel reinforces its commitment to climate protection and joins The Climate Pledge, an international cross-industry commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism. As a signatory, Henkel commits to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions ten years ahead of the 2050 target set by the UN Paris Agreement – an ambition in line with the company’s long-term target to become a climate-positive company by 2040. “Climate change is a global challenge, which requires our collective action. At Henkel, we want to make a positive contribution to protecting the climate. Based on our…

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Henkel Joins U.S. Plastics Pact, Committing to Meet Ambitious Circular Economy Goals By 2025

Henkel North America has joined the U.S. Plastics Pact, a collaborative, solutions-driven initiative rooted in four ambitious goals intended to drive significant systems change by unifying diverse cross-sector approaches, setting a national strategy, and creating scalable solutions to create a path forward toward a circular economy for plastics in the United States by 2025. The first North American Pact of its kind, the U.S. Pact is a collaboration led by The Recycling Partnership, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and Ellen MacArthur Foundation. As part of the U.S. Pact, activators like Henkel recognize…

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Henkel invests in recycling innovation for flexible plastics packaging

Flexible packaging combines the best of many kinds of materials – like plastic, film, paper and aluminum – to create packaging for food and non-foods that provide a number of attributes, such as freshness, safety, light weighting, barrier protection and more. This versatile packaging protects products and slows down the process of spoilage – thus reducing CO2 emissions that are associated with food loss. However, these packages are difficult to recycle by design, often containing two or more different kinds of materials that cannot be returned to separate streams. The…

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Henkel integrates Social Plastic® in packaging for Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care products

Henkel is taking the next step in its collaboration with social enterprise Plastic Bank: The consumer business units Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care will launch product packaging made of 100 percent recycled plastic. Up to 50 percent thereof will be Social Plastic – plastic collected before it enters oceans or waterways. This underlines Henkel’s commitment to a circular value chain for plastic while at the same time providing opportunities for people in poverty. Solution for plastic waste and poverty Henkel has been partnering with Plastic Bank since 2017.…

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