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Corporate Reporting 2015

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Environmental indicators

Index
The index in the tables shows the progress of the specific indicators relative to the volume of production (per metric ton of output).

The base for the index is the year 2011 (= 100 percent).

Environmental indicators
2014 2015
Production sites 169 170
Production output in thousand metric tons 7,867 7,940
Energy consumption in thousand megawatt hours 2,219 2,288
Carbon dioxide emissions in thousand metric tons 649 667
Water consumption in thousand cubic meters 7,438 7,190
Waste for recycling and disposal in thousand metric tons 138 142
 
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Production volumes
In thousand metric tons 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Production volumes 7,498 7,574 7,690 7,867 7,940
Index: Change from 2011 to 2015 +6 %
Due to the improved economic situation and increasing global demand, our production volumes have been rising again since 2011.
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Energy consumption
In thousand megawatt hours 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Bought-in energy 670 664 648 650 667
Coal 119 112 114 96 127
Fuel oil 167 141 123 113 119
Gas1* 1,426 1,428 1,406 1,360 1,375
Total 2,382 2,345 2,291 2,219 2,288
Index: Change from 2011 to 2015 –9 %
We have introduced regional factors for the calorific value of gas and have corrected the figures retroactively.

Bought-in energy is electricity, steam, and district heating that is generated outside our sites.
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Carbon dioxide emissions
In thousand metric tons 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Henkel’s own carbon dioxide emissions1 371 362 353 335 349
Carbon dioxide emissions from bought-in energy1 336 321 309 314 318
Total 706 682 662 649 667
Index: Change from 2011 to 2015 –11 %
We have introduced regional factors for the calorific value of gas and are now using the most current factors for the respective reporting period to calculate the emissions from bought-in energy. The figures have been corrected retroactively.

Energy generation accounts for almost all of the carbon dioxide released as a result of Henkel activities.
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Emissions of volatile organic compounds
In metric tons 2011 2012 2013 2014* 2015
Emissions of volatile organic compounds 336 336 312 317 328
Index: Change from 2011 to 2015 –8 %
 
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Water consumption and volume of wastewater
In thousand cubic meters 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Water consumption1 7,954 7,502 7,642 7,438 7,190
Volume of wastewater1 3,560 3,177 3,084 3,004 2,990
Index: Change
from 2011 to 2015
Water consumption –15 %
Volume of wastewater –21 %
We have revised the definitions and have corrected the figures retroactively.

Because water is lost by evaporation and water is contained in many of our products, the volume of wastewater is smaller than the volume of water consumed.
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COD emissions to wastewater
In metric tons 2011 2012 2013 2014* 2015
COD emissions to wastewater 7,148 6,031 5,746 7,530 6,500
Index: Change from 2011 to 2015 –14 %
Chemical oxygen demand (COD): Measure of the pollution of wastewater with organic substances.
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Emissions of heavy metals to wastewater
In kilograms 2011 2012 2013 2014* 2015
Zinc 520 375 359 402 351
Lead, chromium, copper, nickel 356 287 260 183 246
Total 876 662 619 585 597
Index: Change from 2011 to 2015 –36 %
Particularly hazardous heavy metals, such as mercury and cadmium, are not relevant in our production.
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Waste for recycling and disposal 
In thousand metric tons 2011 2012 2013 2014* 2015
Waste for recycling 93 82 88 70 86
Hazardous waste for disposal 15 16 18 17 14
Waste for disposal 45 42 51 51 41
Total 153 140 157 138 142
Index: Change from 2011 to 2015 –13 %
Share of construction waste*
14
14
30
21 33
 
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Dust emissions
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
In metric tons 300 298 352 357 334
Index: Change from 2011 to 2015 +5 %
The values include aerosols, as they are difficult to distinguish from dust with the available measuring technology.
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Sulfur dioxide emissions
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
In metric tons 170 171 190 147 109
Index: Change from 2011 to 2015 -39 %
 
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Nitrogen oxide emissions
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
In metric tons 400 393 395 356 378
Index: Change from 2011 to 2015 -11 %
 
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Consumption of chlorinated hydrocarbons
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
In metric tons 1,600 1,677 1,358 1,319 1,204
Index: Change from 2011 to 2015 –29 %
Methylene chloride, which is used in paint strippers in Great Britain and in the USA, accounts for most of Henkel’s consumption of chlorinated hydrocarbons.
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* We have corrected errors indentified during our data verification.

Restatement of reported KPIs

Acquisitions and divestments: Baseline and historic data will only be adjusted in exceptional cases where disruptive acquisitions or divestments prevent any meaningful comparison of timelines.  

Methodological changes: Baseline and historic data will be corrected wherever feasible and changes will be highlighted and commented on.

Errors: Any error or sum of errors larger than 1 percent of an indicator level (e.g. overall energy consumption) will be corrected, including the respective sub-indicators (e.g. electricity consumption). Where it is necessary for the comprehensibility of the data – typically in case of changes larger than 2 percent at an indicator level – changes will be highlighted and explained.