Henkel ushers in supplier engagement program

Henkel ushers in supplier engagement program

THE WHAT? Henkel has launched an engagement program for its worldwide suppliers that aims to advance decarbonization along the value chain through the collection of emissions data, jointly defined actions for reduction and continuous upskilling.

THE DETAILS Henkel will cooperate with Manufacture 2030 to offer participating suppliers individual support in assessing their baseline and setting measures for climate actions. The program will offer training and tracking. Suppliers can also export relevant data for the Carbon Disclosure Project, and use the data overview to gain access to green finance opportunities.

THE WHY? Bertrand Conquéret, Chief Procurement Officer at Henkel, explains, “Compared to 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. 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’ program is therefore designed as a long-term partner project with which we want to support our suppliers directly and as individually as possible.”