Henkel Releases Sustainability Report
Over the past five years, Henkel says that its energy consumption is down 21 percent, water consumption is down 15 percent, waste has dropped 32 percent, and associated carbon dioxide emissions are down 15 percent, according to a just-released sustainability report (PDF).
During the same five-year period, sales grew by 39 percent and profit by 61 percent.
“Taking 2007 as the base line, over the next five years we intend to reduce energy consumption by another 15 percent, water consumption by another 10 percent, and waste generation by another 10 percent, per metric ton of output in each case,” said Wolfgang Gawrisch, CTO Research/Technology and chairman of the Henkel Sustainability Council.
The company also announced that in 2008, a new logo “Quality & Responsibility” will be introduced worldwide on all Laundry & Home Care packaging.
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