Our manufacturing journey

A sharp increase in the CO2 content of the atmosphere is warming the planet and is the main cause of climate change. If we continue with our current economic strategy and do not adapt our lifestyles, the average global temperature could rise significantly by the end of this century - with serious consequences for the planet and the creatures that inhabit it.

Persil is continuously working to improve its ecological footprint along its entire value chain, thus contributing effectively to Henkel's sustainability strategy.

At corporate level, Henkel focuses on the efficient use of its resources, reducing the energy consumption of its global activities and avoiding greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, Henkel has committed itself to becoming a climate-friendly company by 2040. Detailed information on Henkel's climate protection strategy and goals can be found here: https://www.henkel.com/sustainability/climate-positive

With the help of the Henkel Footprint Calculator, consumers can also calculate their personal CO2 footprint and are thus supported in making a personal contribution to limiting climate change. Further information on this can be found below.

Our sustainability strategy

Energy efficiency and climate protection are integral components of Henkel's sustainability strategy, which aims to create more value for customers, consumers, neighbours and the company - while at the same time reducing the company's ecological footprint. You can find more detailed information on Henkel's sustainability strategy here:

Discover your personal footprint

Take a few minutes to use the Footprint Calculator developed by Henkel and the Wuppertal Institute (Germany) to find out how your personal lifestyle affects your carbon footprint. All data you provide us with will be kept anonymous.

Becoming climate positive

Limiting CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Henkel supports the United Nations' Paris Climate Convention and has set itself the goal of becoming climate-friendly by 2040.

Making our world cleaner

  • Our certificates

    Our certificates

    Henkel is a pioneer in the development of environmentally friendly detergents and was the first company to sign the "A.I.S.E. Charter for Sustainable Washing and Cleaning" in 2005. Companies that join this initiative of the International Laundry & Home Care Association undertake to continuously improve their processes and to report annually on the economic, environmental and social progress achieved on the basis of defined key figures.

  • Henkel responsibility

    Henkel responsibility

    As sustainability leaders, we aim to pioneer new solutions for sustainable development while continuing to shape our business responsibly. This ambition encompasses all of our company’s activities – along the entire value chain.