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More Henkel Corporate Reporting 2015
An important objective of our strategy is fostering sustainable, resource-conserving consumption. Our products are the key here. They are used daily in millions of households and industrial processes. Thus, we concentrate on developing products that enable the efficient use of resources such as energy and water.
Through targeted communication, we also strive to promote a responsible attitude when using the products. This is especially important, because the environmental footprint of many of our products largely depends on their being used correctly.
Besides providing appropriate products, our collaboration with retailers also plays an important role. Retail groups are important partners for Henkel on the road to more sustainable consumption. They offer excellent platforms for informing consumers about more sustainable products and encouraging them to use these products in an environmentally responsible way.
During this year’s REWE Group-Dialogforum, representatives from industry, science and nongovernmental organizations discussed the challenges and opportunities of sustainable consumption. Henkel participated for the sixth time as a premium partner during the REWE Group’s “Sustainability Weeks” and in the Dialogforum.
We also work hand in hand with our retail partners to advocate sustainable consumption. The Carrefour supermarket chain, for example, teamed up with Henkel employees in November 2015 to inform consumers in the Middle East about sustainable lifestyles as well as laundry and home care products.
Not only companies, but also every individual can contribute to more sustainability through personal lifestyle choices. The Henkel footprint calculator illustrates this in a vivid manner: By answering simple questions about daily life consumers can quickly estimate the amount of CO2 emissions generated within the areas of living, nutrition, mobility as well as holiday and leisure.
Consumers have a decisive influence on how much energy is consumed and how much carbon is emitted whenever they step into the shower. The interactive resource calculator provided by Dial and Schauma gives every consumer an opportunity to find out online how energy consumption varies depending on the temperature of the water and the time spent in the shower. Consumers can thus quickly see how they themselves can influence the carbon footprint of a product.
The Persil laundry costs calculator shows consumers at a glance how much it costs them per year to do their laundry and how much they could save relative to their usual laundering habits if they washed all of their laundry at 30° Celsius only. The calculator also shows the amount of CO2 emissions generated simply by doing the laundry, and how much these emissions can be reduced by switching to 30° Celsius wash cycles. For comparison, the tool additionally indicates how far an average mid-range car would have to travel to emit the same amount of CO2.
Due to the improved solubility of the Pril 10 tabs distributed in Italy, the active ingredients are released more quickly in the dishwasher. This improvement significantly boosts dishwashing performance in low-temperature cycles. At www.pril.it consumers can estimate the energy used by a dishwashing cycle and calculate possible savings in energy and money.