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How to save water and energy

Small things can make a big difference! Almost 80% of the energy consumption and CO2 footprint of detergents is caused by the use phase, i.e. the actual washing process at home. This is mainly due to the energy needed to heat the water in the washing machine.
Small adjustments in the choice of wash programme and loading your machine can make a big contribution to more sustainability.

Wash at low temperatures and reduce your impact on Climate Change

Over the years we have constantly improved our Persil formula to ensure top washing performance already at low temperatures.
With our Cold Wash formula, you can wash your clothes at a lower temperature and experience freshly cleaned clothes while saving up to 60€ every year in energy. By choosing to wash at 30°, moreover, you can reduce by 50% the impact of your washing machine on climate change.

Load your machine as full as possible and save in your energy bill

Loading the washing machine as fully as possible helps not only to save water but also money in your energy bill.
By planning your washing routine and sorting and collecting similarly soiled garments, you can avoid washing with a half-full drum, thus saving detergent as well as up to 70% of your yearly energy bill.

Calculate your personal ecological footprint

Take a few minutes to use the calculator developed by Henkel and the Wuppertal Institute (Germany) to find out how your personal decisions affect your carbon footprint. With the help of this calculator you can quickly determine your personal ecological footprint.


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.