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Our Sustainable Packaging Strategy


Henkel operates worldwide with leading innovations, brands, and technologies in three business areas: Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care, and Laundry & Home Care.

Our positive impact

Creating more value for our customers and consumers, for the communities we operate in, and for the company – while reducing our environmental footprint at the same time. This is the idea at the heart of our sustainability strategy and its related ambitious targets.

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Henkel plans to foster a circular economy across its entire value. Our strategy focuses on including materials from sustainable sources and using a smart design to close the loop. In 2020, Henkel reached an important milestone: we have already put 700 million bottles made of recycled plastic on the market and 89 percent of our packaging were recyclable.

Additional information

Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2020, Henkel reported sales of 19.3 billion euros and an operating profit of 2.6 billion euros (adjusted for one-time gains/charges and restructuring charges). Henkel employs about 53,000 people worldwide – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. Henkel operates in France since 1967 and has almost 1,100 employees in France at several sites, including two production sites. In France, Henkel is present in all three business sectors with well-known brands such as Le Chat, Mir, Schwarzkopf, Diadermine, Loctite, and Pattex.

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