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More Henkel Corporate Reporting 2015
The labeling machines for liquid products in the Laundry & Home Care facilities are equipped with advanced technology for seamless quality control: A label camera scans the front and back labels of each bottle produced to verify the accuracy of labeling. Guido Dames, line technician in Düsseldorf, regularly checks and optimizes the system settings.
Henkel operates 170 production sites worldwide. We work continuously at all of these sites to reduce our environmental footprint while maintaining high quality and safety standards. We have set concrete targets for our production sites to help steer progress toward our long-term “Factor 3” goal. By the end of 2015, we aimed to reduce our energy and water use and waste volume by 15 percent per production unit and reduce our worldwide accident rate by 20 percent (base year: 2010). We achieved each of these four targets: Relative to 2010, we have cut our energy use by 18 percent, water use by 23 percent, and waste volume by 17 percent. Our worldwide accident rate has dropped by 33 percent versus 2010.
As the next step on the road to our long-term goal of “Factor 3,” we have set new interim targets. By 2020, we want to further reduce the direct and indirect CO2 emissions from our production sites, our water use and our waste volume, in each case by 30 percent per production unit relative to the base year 2010. Furthermore, it is our goal to reduce our worldwide occupational accident rate by 40 percent by the end of 2020 (baseline 2010). We have also defined additional priorities for our programs: increasing the amount of renewable energies we use, lowering CO2 emissions during the transport of our products, cutting the volume of waste for landfill, and a stronger focus on saving water in regions where water is in short supply.