Henkel’s commitment to promoting the circular economy is intensifying, in fact by 2025, 100% of Henkel’s packaging will be recyclable, reusable or compostable, but not only, since in this transitional period the German company intends to use the 35 percent recycled plastic for its consumer products in Europe.
Kathrin Menges, Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Henkel and Chair of Henkel’s Sustainability Council stated that «It is more important than ever for companies, consumers, governments and other organizations to drive progress towards a circular economy. Live by the resource limits of our planet. This concept is the heart of our approach to sustainable packaging. The company also states that all its packaging is created using the the least possible amount of material and the most sustainable materials. Henkel’s new strategic framework for sustainable packaging reflects the three key stages of a circular value chain: Materials from sustainable sources, Intelligent packaging design and closing the loop. Henkel is also actively looking for materials that allow the packaging to be returned to nature, for example biodegradable materials that comply with international standards for composting.that brings stakeholders together to rethink and redesign the future of plastics and build momentum toward a circular economy, and the Plastic Bank, a social enterprise aiming to stop ocean plastic and provide opportunities for people in poverty by giving them a chance to earn money or services by removing plastic waste from their local environment.