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Corporate Reporting 2014

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We drive higher efficiency – along the entire value chain: Peter Jessen (left) and his colleague Andy Jarosch work on the optimization of the operations in the combined heat and power plant in Düsseldorf.

Sustainability
More value at a reduced footprint

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We drive higher efficiency – along the entire value chain: Peter Jessen (left) and his colleague Andy Jarosch work on the optimization of the operations in the combined heat and power plant in Düsseldorf. Since the early 1980s, Henkel has implemented extensive measures to increase efficiency and reduce emissions in this power plant.

90%

efficiency in generating steam and electricity in our power plant in Düsseldorf.

28%

improvement of our overall efficiency by creating more value while reducing the environmental footprint of our business operations.

More than3,800

employees around the world have qualified as Sustainability Ambassadors since 2012.

The inspection hole of the coal burner offers a look at the flame.
The pressure gage monitors the burner operation at the Henkel power plant.
Using a large screen, Andrzej Plaza monitors the entire facility and the complex processes and procedures of the power plant.
Machine operator Jens Peters keeps close watch on his plant: Several screens allow him to observe every detail of the operations. This helps him to notice any disruptions quickly and to take appropriate action.
The power plant, with its tall chimneys, supplies energy, water and technical gases like compressed air and nitrogen.

The inspection hole of the coal burner offers a look at the flame. The cogeneration power plant in Düsseldorf produces combined heat and power with an efficiency factor of 90%, twice the value of a conventional power plant.

The pressure gage monitors the burner operation at the Henkel power plant. In order to save fuel and reduce emissions, Henkel installed a new burner in fall of 2014. Numerous measurements ensure a safe and efficient operation of the burner.

Electronic monitoring of the power plant is essential to its safe and efficient operation. Using a large screen, Andrzej Plaza monitors the entire facility and the complex processes and procedures of the power plant.

Machine operator Jens Peters keeps close watch on his plant: Several screens allow him to observe every detail of the operations. This helps him to notice any disruptions quickly and to take appropriate action.

The power plant, with its tall chimneys, supplies energy, water and technical gases like compressed air and nitrogen. Heat produced as a by-product of electricity generation is repurposed as process heat in the production facility.

We are committed to leadership in sustainability – this is one of our values at Henkel. “Achieving more with less” is the core of our long-term strategy with ambitious goals by 2030. In 2014, we made significant progress and reached important targets ahead of schedule.
Video Foreword Kathrin Menges

How Henkel continues to work toward sustainable development:
an interview with Kathrin Menges, Executive Vice President Human Resources and Chair of Henkel’s Sustainability Council.

Maintaining a balance between economic success, protection of the environment and social responsibility has been fundamental to our corporate culture for decades. 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 guides all of our company’s activities – along the entire value chain.

We believe that sustainability will continue to gain importance for the success of our business. By 2050, the global population is expected to climb to 9 billion. This growth will go hand in hand with the changing consumption patterns of a growing, more affluent middle class in emerging markets. At the same time, natural resources such as fossil fuels and water, which are already stretched, will be even more limited. These developments will shape our future business environment.

Our targets for 2030

If we are to meet such needs with limited resources, we must become five times more efficient by 2050. As a result, we have defined our ambitious long-term target for 2030: Compared to our base year 2010, we want to triple the value we create in relation to the environmental footprint of our products and services. This means we will have to improve our efficiency by an average of 5 to 6 percent each year.

For the first five-year period from 2011 up to 2015, we set interim targets for all our focal areas, aiming at a 30-percent overall improvement. In all our business units, we have implemented a range of projects and measures covering the different requirements of our production locations.

We have already made significant progress. In 2014, we reached our end-of-2015 targets in four focal areas:

  • improvement in energy efficiency by 20 percent
  • reduction in water usage by 19 percent
  • and an 18-percent reduction in waste per production unit
  • as well as a 25-percent reduction in our worldwide accident rate

compared to 2010, the base year.

Our approach for sustainable business processes

Detailed information can be found in our
Sustainability Report.

In order to successfully implement our sustainability strategy, we have defined three strategic principles: our products, our partners and our people. We integrate these into all processes and activities – ranging from innovation to sales. We continuously engage, train and support our employees with initiatives such as our global Sustainability Ambassador program. The program was developed in 2012 and trains our employees on how to better convey the importance of sustainability to their coworkers, suppliers, customers as well as to consumers and schoolchildren. By the end of 2014, more than 3,800 Henkel employees had qualified as Sustainability Ambassadors, including the entire Management Board and top management. Through the program, we educated more than 36,000 schoolchildren in 37 countries on sustainable consumption.