THE WHAT? Henkel is progressing its sustainability and digitalisation strategy with the expansion of a supply chain partnership with DHL in the UK.
THE DETAILS Henkel works with DHL Supply Chain across EMEA, APAC and the Americas and is currently working on 59 digitization and 79 sustainability projects globally.
DHL will store on average 7,500 pallets and manage the despatch of approximately 140 million cases and 6,000 orders a year, across 300 hair colour, care and styling SKUs.
The new Manton Wood COMAH site, which has a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’, features rainwater harvesting, solar panels for heating water, and timed and motion detection LED lights.
According to Henkel, “The strategic location of the site and DHL’s shared transport network will also create a significant reduction in road miles and therefore carbon emissions.”
THE WHY? Henkel is said to have made the transition with DHL as part of its purposeful growth strategy, to create competitive advantage through innovation, sustainability and digitalization.
Tanja Gilb, Director Supply Chain Western Europe at Henkel Beauty Care, said: “We have a long-standing relationship with DHL and we’re delighted that it has the infrastructure and services we need to take our business forward in line with our purposeful growth strategy. The Manton Wood site supports our plans to cut carbon emissions from our supply chain and has the automation technology to ensure we can cost effectively scale.”