Henkel’s 100% Responsible Sourcing Strategy

How are Henkel Looking to Achieve a 100% Responsible Sourcing Strategy in its Supply Chain?

Henkel has an ambitious programme to achieve a 100% responsible sourcing strategy. The company has a global and diverse portfolio in three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses, across adhesives, beauty and home care.  

The 100% responsible sourcing strategy includes the wider aim to make 100 percent responsible sourcing decisions across all operating regions, business departments, and groups of materials. The programme is a key part of the company's ‘Purposeful Growth’ strategy and includes the central three sustainability areas for the business. They are to put being climate-positive, circular economy and social progress at the heart of its procurement methodology.

Bertrand Conquéret, Chief Procurement Officer at Henkel

“Within our purchasing department, we are strongly committed to contribute to Henkel‘s Purposeful Growth agenda and its ambitions with our 100% Responsible Sourcing Strategy,” says Bertrand Conquéret, Chief Procurement Officer at Henkel. 

Responsible Sourcing Process at Henkel (Graphic: Henkel)

Three Focal Areas of Henkel’s 100% Responsible Sourcing Strategy 

Climate Positive 

Henkel will continue their programme of contributing to the low carbon economy by continuing to cut greenhouse gas emissions within their supply chains, and actioning procurement to help with the company goal of being climate positive by 2040.

Circular Economy 

Henkel’s circular economy focus includes the ambition to source raw materials and packaging from sustainable sources and use circular economy practices to stop depleting natural resources. 

Social Progress

The company also looks to incorporate sustainable practice through its entire value chain in collaboration with their procurement networks.  This focus also includes respecting human rights in all company activity. 

Henkel joins 'The Climate Pledge'

Henkel added its voice to a cross-industry commitment to climate protection and joined ‘The Climate Pledge’, an agreement co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism. As a member, the company committed to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions ten years ahead of the 2050 target set by the UN Paris Agreement.

"Climate change is a global challenge, which requires our collective action. At Henkel, we want to make a positive contribution to protecting the climate. Based on our achievements to date and in line with our ambitions for the coming years, we are very pleased to join and support the Climate Pledge," said Henkel CEO Carsten Knobel. "Together with Amazon, Global Optimism and the other signatories, we are fully committed to drive tangible progress and jointly take action to limit global warming."

Henkel CEO Carsten Knobel

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