Henkel introduces supplier engagement programme

Henkel has launched an initiative to reduce Scope 3 carbon emissions from its suppliers worldwide.

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Henkel has launched an initiative to reduce Scope 3 carbon emissions from its suppliers worldwide.

Called ‘Climate Connect’, the new programme aims to advance decarbonisation along the supply chain through the collection of emissions data, jointly defined actions for reduction, and continuous upskilling.

Henkel will cooperate with Manufacture 2030, a partner in the field of carbon reduction, to address its raw material and packaging suppliers as well as contract manufacturers and suppliers of traded goods worldwide. This is an area where more than 90% of Henkel’s Scope 3 upstream emissions occur.

The programme, which will record key figures on energy, water consumption and waste volumes, will be rolled out and adapted gradually to an increasing number of suppliers in the different Scope 3 categories. With the help of the data generated, as well as corresponding training, Henkel and Manufacture 2030 will offer participating suppliers individual support in assessing their baseline and establishing measures for climate actions.

“Compared with large companies, our small- and medium-sized partners often find it difficult to record their CO2 emissions as they lack the capacity to do so. Yet, this data is hugely relevant as it is the only way to define targets and measures to reduce these emissions,” said Bertrand Conquéret, Chief Procurement Officer at Henkel.

He added: “For us at Henkel, this in return is the basis for reducing our Scope 3 emissions and achieving our climate protection targets. The Climate Connect programme is therefore designed as a long-term partner project with which we want to support our suppliers directly and as individually as possible.”

Düsseldorf, Germany