Henkel has joined Solvay’s Sustainable Guar Initiative as a new partner to help more than double the number of Indian farmers involved in the project to 6,500 by 2020.
“Solvay welcomes Henkel as its partner to build on the success of this project, which improves the daily lives of the farmers and families while also benefiting various industrial uses. With this program, we aim to generate a long-term sustainable, fair and transparent value chain, from the guar farmer up to our most engaged customers,” said Emmanuel Butstraen, President of Solvay’s Novecare Global Business Unit.
“At Henkel, we recognize our responsibilities regarding ingredients based on renewable raw materials that we use in our products,” added Thomas Foerster, Corporate Vice President R&D Henkel Beauty Care. “We want to drive sustainability on the ground by teaming up with partners like Solvay and TechnoServe to directly support guar bean farmers in India.”