Our approach for sustainable business processes

In order to successfully establish our strategy and reach our goals, our two dimensions – "more value" and "reduced footprint" – must be ever-present in the minds and day-today actions of our more than 47,000 employees and mirrored in our business processes. We have defined three strategic principles to achieve this: products, partners, and people.

Our Products

Millions of people around the world use our brands and technologies every day. Our products are our core business, and this is where Henkel can make the biggest difference. This is why we are strongly focused on creating more value for our customers and consumers through innovative solutions and education. Our products should deliver better performance while saving resources and lowering environmental impacts. This is an all-around approach that takes the entire business process – from the sourcing of our raw materials right up to the disposal of packaging – into account.

Our Partners

Our partners – suppliers, consumers and industrial users of our brands and technologies – are key to driving sustainability along our value chains and in all areas of business and life. Accordingly, we will increase our efforts to support them with our products and expertise. This includes encouraging suppliers to lower the impacts of the raw materials we source as well as enabling customers and consumers to reduce their environmental footprint. Likewise, we work together with international initiatives and communities to decouple economic development and quality of life from using more and more resources.

Our People

Our people, the Henkel employees, make the difference through their commitment, creativity, skills and knowledge. Because of them, good ideas become great business successes. They give our company its unique identity, are the interface with our customers and make change and innovation possible. We invest in the skills and knowledge of our people and encourage everyone to get engaged in the sustainability agenda, both in their daily business actions and in our communities.

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Our products
deliver more value at a reduced ecological footprint. Example: The hair styling product got2b Powder’ful not only gives hair more volume, but also has a 90 percent smaller ecological footprint.
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Our partners
are key to driving sustainability along our value chains. Example: Together with universities, we are developing new adhesives for renewable energy sources and electromobility.
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Our people
make the difference through their dedication, skills and knowledge. Example: Our researchers develop products that can save resources during use.
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Last updated: March 8, 2012