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  • Overall approach
    4/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      2/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero net deforestation
      2/6
      "We are also committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 and we expect our suppliers to support this aim."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Henkel are a member of the UN Global Consumer Goods Forum, and the UN Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Our goal is to avoid deforestation of primary and secondary forests with significant ecological value."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    51/86
    • Palm oil
      65/86
      • Commitment Strength
        34/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Zero net deforestation; Certification
            "We are also committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 and we expect our suppliers to support this aim", and also commit to "cover 100% of our demand with Mass Balance certified oils: All palm and palm kernel oil used in our products should be derived from sustainably cultivated sources in line with the RSPO’s Mass Balance model in 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are also committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 and we expect our suppliers to support this aim", and also commit to "cover 100% of our demand with Mass Balance certified oils: All palm and palm kernel oil used in our products should be derived from sustainably cultivated sources in line with the RSPO’s Mass Balance model in 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are also committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 and we expect our suppliers to support this aim", and also commit to "cover 100% of our demand with Mass Balance certified oils: All palm and palm kernel oil used in our products should be derived from sustainably cultivated sources in line with the RSPO’s Mass Balance model in 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are also committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 and we expect our suppliers to support this aim", and also commit to "cover 100% of our demand with Mass Balance certified oils: All palm and palm kernel oil used in our products should be derived from sustainably cultivated sources in line with the RSPO’s Mass Balance model in 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are also committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 and we expect our suppliers to support this aim", and also commit to "cover 100% of our demand with Mass Balance certified oils: All palm and palm kernel oil used in our products should be derived from sustainably cultivated sources in line with the RSPO’s Mass Balance model in 2020."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "We are also committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 and we expect our suppliers to support this aim", and also commit to "cover 100% of our demand with Mass Balance certified oils: All palm and palm kernel oil used in our products should be derived from sustainably cultivated sources in line with the RSPO’s Mass Balance model in 2020."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We are also committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 and we expect our suppliers to support this aim", and also commit to "cover 100% of our demand with Mass Balance certified oils: All palm and palm kernel oil used in our products should be derived from sustainably cultivated sources in line with the RSPO’s Mass Balance model in 2020."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "We are also committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 and we expect our suppliers to support this aim. [...] Our goal is to avoid deforestation of primary and secondary forests with significant ecological value. This includes “High Carbon Stock” forests and peat lands."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are also committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 and we expect our suppliers to support this aim. [...] Our goal is to avoid deforestation of primary and secondary forests with significant ecological value. This includes “High Carbon Stock” forests and peat lands."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are also committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 and we expect our suppliers to support this aim. [...] Our goal is to avoid deforestation of primary and secondary forests with significant ecological value. This includes “High Carbon Stock” forests and peat lands."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are also committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 and we expect our suppliers to support this aim. [...] Our goal is to avoid deforestation of primary and secondary forests with significant ecological value. This includes “High Carbon Stock” forests and peat lands."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are also committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 and we expect our suppliers to support this aim. [...] Our goal is to avoid deforestation of primary and secondary forests with significant ecological value. This includes “High Carbon Stock” forests and peat lands."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "We are also committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 and we expect our suppliers to support this aim. [...] Our goal is to avoid deforestation of primary and secondary forests with significant ecological value. This includes “High Carbon Stock” forests and peat lands."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We are also committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 and we expect our suppliers to support this aim. [...] Our goal is to avoid deforestation of primary and secondary forests with significant ecological value. This includes “High Carbon Stock” forests and peat lands."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "We aim to be able to trace the palm oil, palm kernel oil and derivatives we buy to known sources – first to the mill and then to the plantation" by 2020.
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We aim to be able to trace the palm oil, palm kernel oil and derivatives we buy to known sources – first to the mill and then to the plantation" by 2020.
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We aim to be able to trace the palm oil, palm kernel oil and derivatives we buy to known sources – first to the mill and then to the plantation" by 2020.
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We aim to be able to trace the palm oil, palm kernel oil and derivatives we buy to known sources – first to the mill and then to the plantation" by 2020.
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We aim to be able to trace the palm oil, palm kernel oil and derivatives we buy to known sources – first to the mill and then to the plantation" by 2020.
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "We aim to be able to trace the palm oil, palm kernel oil and derivatives we buy to known sources – first to the mill and then to the plantation" by 2020.
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We aim to be able to trace the palm oil, palm kernel oil and derivatives we buy to known sources – first to the mill and then to the plantation" by 2020.
      • Reporting and Implementation
        23/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            In the 2018 RSPO ACOP, Henkel reported their total usage of palm oil as 100,309.00 tonnes, of which 6500 tonnes was RSPO certified.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            In the 2018 RSPO ACOP, Henkel reported their total usage of palm oil as 100,309.00 tonnes, of which 6500 tonnes was RSPO certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            "We were able to trace around 60 percent of the palm-based materials we used back to the mill for the year 2018."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            In the 2018 RSPO ACOP, Henkel reported their total usage of palm oil as 100,309.00 tonnes, of which 6500 tonnes was RSPO certified.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            In the 2018 RSPO ACOP, Henkel reported their total usage of palm oil as 100,309.00 tonnes, of which 6500 tonnes was RSPO certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "Suppliers, their workers and contractors are required to report actual or suspected breaches of this Responsible Sourcing Policy as quickly as possible to Henkel´s Compliance Department, by phone or e-mail." Additionally, "Henkel assesses and audits suppliers in fields such as environmental performance, health & safety, human rights, ethics and fair competition."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "Suppliers who repeatedly fail to meet the defined requirements will be identified and corrective actions will be taken."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Henkel reported a list of their palm oil suppliers in 2018.
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Providing support/advice/experience/expertise; Providing financial support
          "Together with local partner Keling Kumang Group (KKG), which manages Indonesia’s second largest credit union, we are working to enhance good agricultural practices and financial literacy among its smallholder members."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          In the 2018 RSPO ACOP, Henkel reported their total usage of palm oil as 100,309.00 tonnes, of which 6500 tonnes was RSPO certified.
      • Social Considerations
        9/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Henkel require their suppliers to ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Henkel suppliers must operate "prohibiting discrimination relating to, but not limited to, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, trade union membership, disability, nationality, social origin or age."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          "We are also committed to improving the income opportunities of people who come into contact with out supply chains and our businesses, including craftspeople and smallholder farmers in the palm oil industry".
    • Pulp & Paper
      36/86
      • Commitment Strength
        23/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero net deforestation
            "We are also committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 and we expect our suppliers to support this aim. Some materials require specific attention, e.g. palm oil or pulp and paper. Our goal is to avoid deforestation of primary and secondary forests with significant ecological value. This includes “High Carbon Stock” forests and peat lands".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are also committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 and we expect our suppliers to support this aim. Some materials require specific attention, e.g. palm oil or pulp and paper. Our goal is to avoid deforestation of primary and secondary forests with significant ecological value. This includes “High Carbon Stock” forests and peat lands".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are also committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 and we expect our suppliers to support this aim. Some materials require specific attention, e.g. palm oil or pulp and paper. Our goal is to avoid deforestation of primary and secondary forests with significant ecological value. This includes “High Carbon Stock” forests and peat lands".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are also committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 and we expect our suppliers to support this aim. Some materials require specific attention, e.g. palm oil or pulp and paper. Our goal is to avoid deforestation of primary and secondary forests with significant ecological value. This includes “High Carbon Stock” forests and peat lands".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are also committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 and we expect our suppliers to support this aim. Some materials require specific attention, e.g. palm oil or pulp and paper. Our goal is to avoid deforestation of primary and secondary forests with significant ecological value. This includes “High Carbon Stock” forests and peat lands".
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "We are also committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 and we expect our suppliers to support this aim. Some materials require specific attention, e.g. palm oil or pulp and paper. Our goal is to avoid deforestation of primary and secondary forests with significant ecological value. This includes “High Carbon Stock” forests and peat lands".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "[Henkel] target to use 100 percent recycled paper and cardboard material or, where necessary, fresh fiber originating from sustainable forestry to contribute to zero net deforestation, by 2020."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "We target to use 100 percent recycled paper and cardboard material or, where necessary, fresh fiber originating from sustainable forestry to contribute to zero net deforestation, by 2020", and "We aim to reduce the amount of packaging material where possible and so away with all packaging that is not absolutely necessary".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We target to use 100 percent recycled paper and cardboard material or, where necessary, fresh fiber originating from sustainable forestry to contribute to zero net deforestation, by 2020", and "We aim to reduce the amount of packaging material where possible and so away with all packaging that is not absolutely necessary".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We target to use 100 percent recycled paper and cardboard material or, where necessary, fresh fiber originating from sustainable forestry to contribute to zero net deforestation, by 2020", and "We aim to reduce the amount of packaging material where possible and so away with all packaging that is not absolutely necessary".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We target to use 100 percent recycled paper and cardboard material or, where necessary, fresh fiber originating from sustainable forestry to contribute to zero net deforestation, by 2020", and "We aim to reduce the amount of packaging material where possible and so away with all packaging that is not absolutely necessary".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We target to use 100 percent recycled paper and cardboard material or, where necessary, fresh fiber originating from sustainable forestry to contribute to zero net deforestation, by 2020", and "We aim to reduce the amount of packaging material where possible and so away with all packaging that is not absolutely necessary".
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "We target to use 100 percent recycled paper and cardboard material or, where necessary, fresh fiber originating from sustainable forestry to contribute to zero net deforestation, by 2020", and "We aim to reduce the amount of packaging material where possible and so away with all packaging that is not absolutely necessary".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We target to use 100 percent recycled paper and cardboard material or, where necessary, fresh fiber originating from sustainable forestry to contribute to zero net deforestation, by 2020", and "We aim to reduce the amount of packaging material where possible and so away with all packaging that is not absolutely necessary".
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            "Our paper-based packaging currently comprises more than 60 percent recycled paper and cardboard". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "Suppliers, their workers and contractors are required to report actual or suspected breaches of this Responsible Sourcing Policy as quickly as possible to Henkel´s Compliance Department, by phone or e-mail." Additionally, "Henkel assesses and audits suppliers in fields such as environmental performance, health & safety, human rights, ethics and fair competition."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "Suppliers who repeatedly fail to meet the defined requirements will be identified and corrective actions will be taken."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          311600 tonnes
          Henkel report their paper usage for packaging in 2018 as 311600‬ tonnes.
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Henkel require their suppliers to ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Henkel suppliers must operate "prohibiting discrimination relating to, but not limited to, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, trade union membership, disability, nationality, social origin or age."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    28/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    15/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    7/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Henkel is a manufacturing company based in Germany. Henkel operates worldwide with products within beauty care, laundry and home care, and adhesive technologies. The company have a big portfolio of brands, including Loctite, Pritt, Dylan, and Schwarzkopf. According to Henkel, the company holds globally leading market positions both in consumer and industrial businesses. The company used 34,000 tonnes of palm oil derivatives in 2015.

Sector
Industry sector 
Cosmetics & personal care, Home care
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Germany
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Bloo, Colour Catcher, Dylon, Loctite, Pritt, Right Guard, Schwarzkopf, Syoss, UniBond, Aquence, Blondeme, BonaCure, Bonderite, Color Expert, Croc odor, Denivit, Essentsity, FibrePlex, Schwarzkopf gliss, got2b, Jeyes, Natural Styling, Vapona

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