Sustainability at Henkel

Henkel’s commitment to leadership in sustainability is deeply embedded in our values. Maintaining a balance between economic success, protection of the environment, and social responsibility has been fundamental to our corporate culture for decades. This approach applies to every business unit and function, and our almost 50,000 employees all over the world have firmly embraced the principles of sustainable development in their daily work and think and act accordingly.

Our sustainability strategy: achieving more with less

To maintain this lead in the future, we have developed a long-term sustainability strategy and set a straightforward yet ambitious goal for the year 2030: By this year, all Henkel products and processes should be three times as efficient as they are today (“Factor 3”).

This aim addresses one of the central challenges we will face in the future: decoupling growth from resource consumption. Instead, we want to create more value – for our customers and consumers, for the communities we operate in, and for our company – while reducing our environmental footprint at the same time. Achieving more with less – this is the idea at the heart of our sustainability strategy which guides all of our business processes and activities.

Corporate Citizenship Sustainability Strategy 2030 External Assessments
We have grouped the challenges relating to our operations according to five focal areas.

We have structured our activities around four core elements.

Achieving more with less.

Our commitment and performance in sustainability is reflected in renowned awards, rankings and ratings.

Our pursuit of sustainability is both long-term and entrepreneurial in nature, covering all of our activities throughout the value chain. We therefore analyze and assess the entire life cycle of our products.

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Put into practice
We want to achieve more with less. We deliver more value for our customers, consumers, communities and our company with a smaller footprint. More information on