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Henkel is actively engaged in projects and partnerships that support smallholder palm oil farmers worldwide in driving sustainable practices.

Sustainability

As sustainability leaders, we aim to pioneer new solutions for sustainable development while continuing to shape our business responsibly and increase our economic success. This ambition encompasses all of our company’s activities – along the entire value chain.

Sustainability in India

Strong commitment to sustainability at Henkel in India

Henkel in India, like the company globally, is committed to leadership in sustainability. 

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Our sustainability strategy

"Factor 3": Tripling the value we create through our business activities in relation to our environmental footprint – that is our goal for 2030.

Corporate Citizenship

Social engagement – or corporate citizenship – has always been an integral part of our sense of responsibility as a company. 

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 more than 50,000 employees all over the world have firmly embraced the principles of sustainable development in their daily work and think and act accordingly.

Sustainability in India

Strong commitment to sustainability at Henkel in India

Henkel in India, like the company globally, is committed to leadership in sustainability. We have activated the global sustainability strategy, in all our activities along the entire value chain, from production to customer partnerships to community welfare and employee development.

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 then, all Henkel products and processes should be three times more efficient than 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.

Protecting the environment

Yearly targets are set and, more importantly, there is a year-on-year reduction target for water, waste and energy. Separate capital investments are earmarked for projects, in order to achieve the targets. For example, in many plants, electrical lighting has been converted to solar lighting.

Some Major Projects reducing environment footprints executed in recent past:

  1. Manufacturing operations reduced its water consumption by 9 % and waste generation by 17% at a pan India level in 2015 with respect to 2014 operations
  2. Rainwater harvesting project in Thane facility saves around 360,000 litres of water per annum
  3. Turbhe plant reduced the batch cycle by introducing automation thereby saving 55,440 KwH of energy
  4. Thane Plant took an initiative to recycle Raw Material drums for packaging of Finished Goods with all quality controls in place thereby reducing 64,800Kgs of Waste generation per annum
  5. Turbhe Plant saved 1,460,000 litres of water each year by distillation of water-glycol mixture through reboiler and reusing in cooling tower for make up water
  6. Jejuri witnessed 30% reduction in its energy consumption when it installed Variable Frequency Drive for high energy consuming motors

Go Safe with Henkel Campaign

In an effort to address the topical issue of safety standards on the road, Henkel India launched a road safety initiative that has far reaching effects to curb fatalities and accidents in the country. The Go Safe with Henkel Campaign on Road Safety aims to create a behavioral shift amongst transporters and heavy vehicle operators by bringing about a change in the attitude towards compliance to safety regulations in India.

With this initiative towards Road Safety, Henkel has embarked on a journey in partnership with every stakeholder to achieve awareness that has far reaching implications and can make a difference to drivers who lose their lives every day due to lack of training as well as pedestrians who are innocent victims of negligent driving and non-compliance to regulations. 

Sustainable innovations

At Henkel, sustainability is anchored in innvovation. Loctite PC 7000 developed at the Pune Innovation Centre is sustainable and safer for the user and the environment. This high temperature abrasion resistant coating, used for protecting components against abrasion upto 1100°C, primarily finds application in coal power plants and mining. Loctite PC 7000 not only extends the life upto 2 times but is also cost effective.

External Assessments

Henkel India's Jejuri Plant received an award for its coprorate social responsibility initiatives from Amity Business School in 2015.

Jejuri site had received the 1st Runner Up and Certificate of Merit – Believer’s Category in Frost & Sullivan Safety Excellence Award and Green Manufacturing Excellence Award ‏(GMEA) respectively in 2015.

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