Each day, millions of customers and consumers around the world choose brands and technologies with the quality from Henkel. Our products therefore have great potential to make positive contributions toward social challenges such as climate change, resource conservation, and hygienic conditions. It is therefore part of our commitment that all new products contribute to sustainable development in at least one of our five focal areas. We concentrate on researching and developing innovative and smart solutions that offer significant added value: they combine top performance with responsibility toward people and the environment. At the same time, they enable customers and consumers to make more efficient use of valuable resources such as energy and water.
The Henkel focal areas have been systematically anchored in our innovation process since 2008. This means that at a given point our researchers must demonstrate the specific advantages of their project – besides product performance and added value for customers – in regard to resource efficiency and social criteria. This enables us to achieve our commitment that all new products contribute to sustainable development in at least one focal area:
Promotion of sustainable consumption
We view the promotion of sustainable consumption as key responsibilities in the coming years. If everyone does their part, by 2030 we will be able to considerably enhance the performance of our products while substantially reducing resource consumption and emissions. The result will be a marked increase in efficiency. To achieve this goal, we seek a dialogue with all stakeholders.