For more than 140 years, Henkel has been taking a visionary approach to supporting environmental and social progress. We recognize the potential impact we can have by developing sustainable innovations – because our products and technologies are used millions of times around the world every day. We’ve integrated environmental and social criteria into our innovation process so that every new product or formulation we launch contributes to sustainability.
Alongside this focus on innovation, we’ve set ourselves ambitious targets as part of a comprehensive sustainability strategy. This provides a shared understanding of our direction of travel by building sustainability into the day-to-day work of our employees around the world. And it drives progress toward improved sustainability and business performance – because we believe these two aspects go hand-in-hand. Together with our partners, we’re advancing sustainability along the entire value chain.
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.
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.
Sustainable innovations @ Henkel India
At Henkel, sustainability is anchored in its innovations. Here below we showcase a few milestones indigenously developed either at the Pune Innovation Center or the Product Development Center, Thane.
Loctite PC 7000 is sustainable and safer for the user and the environment. This high temperature abrasion resistant coating, used for protecting components against abrasion up to 1100°C, primarily finds application in coal power plants and mining. Loctite PC 7000 not only extends the life coal tip burner by up to 2 times but is also cost effective.
Water based chloroprene rubber adhesive for the sports and fashion industry was developed to replace solvent based products with an aim to offer health and safety benefits to our customers.
Another example is the foamable water based adhesive for litho lamination, which improves mileage, accelerates drying and minimizes warping.
Aquence CD 381 (IN) is a water based interior lamination adhesive for bonding foam type substrates. Foams are used in seating areas, hand rests, headliner areas and felt bonding in the interior of an automobile. It also finds application in wood bonding, wood to carpet bonding and foam to felt bonding. Aquence CD 381 (IN) provides quick bonding at room temperature (3 to 5 Seconds), excellent green strength and good heat resistance.
Henkel India’s Jejuri production site won the National Safety Council’s Suraksha Puraskar (Bronze Trophy & Certificate) under the MSME sector category.
Henkel India team members receiving the Leaders award during the Sustainability 4.0 Awards ceremony organized by Frost & Sullivan and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).