THESIS Supplier Case Study:



Henkel operates worldwide with leading innovations, brands, and technologies in three business areas: Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care, and Laundry & Home Care. Its portfolio of well-known consumer and industrial brands includes Schwarzkopf, Dial soaps, Right Guard antiperspirants, Persil, Purex and all® laundry detergents, Snuggle fabric softeners as well as Loctite, Technomelt and Bonderite adhesives. With sales of around 6 billion US dollars (5 billion euros) in 2020, North America accounts for 27 percent of the company’s global sales. Henkel employs approximately 9,000 people across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

Commitment to Sustainability

As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. It is committed to leadership in sustainability. Henkel aims to create sustainable value with everything they do – together with their employees, partners and stakeholders. The company takes responsibility for the safety and health of its employees, customers and consumers, the protection of the environment and the quality of life in the communities in which they operate. Henkel strives to create a balance between people, planet and profit. It takes a long-term, entrepreneurial approach toward all elements of sustainability, aiming not just to comply with existing standards but also to shape new ones.

2020 THESIS Assessments Results


As a founding member of TSC, Henkel has been instrumental in both the creation of the methodology that originally created THESIS and a user of the current system to better communicate with their customers and better understand their corporate sustainability strategy. Henkel is pleased with the development of the methodology since it was originated and to continue to work with TSC in the further development of this methodology through their involvement with the THESIS Leadership Project Task Force. Sustainability enhancements in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry is an evolution. THESIS is a key tool to help drive these enhancements.



  • Henkel’s 20-year goal for 2030 is to triple the value they create for the environmental footprint made by their operations, products and services
  • The THESIS Assessments help Henkel drive meaningful engagement and discussion with key internal stakeholders responsible for product and packaging development.
  • THESIS is also an important tool that is used in the buying room with merchants, and in key strategic discussions with retailer sustainability leaders focused on driving continuous improvement in the products they sell to consumers.
  • By 2025, 100 percent of Henkel’s packaging will be recyclable or reusable*

*Excluding adhesive products where residue may affect recyclability or pollute recycling streams

“Long before ‘sustainability’ became a buzz word, it was simply a way of doing business at Henkel. Today with help from THESIS, Henkel has set ambitious targets as part of a comprehensive sustainability strategy, which aims to add value while reducing its environmental footprint by 2030. Together with partners like TSC, we’re advancing sustainability along the entire value chain.”

Rob Anson

Director of International Business Development, Henkel