BASF and Henkel announced a joint commitment to replace fossil carbon feedstock with renewable feedstock for products in Henkel’s European laundry, home and beauty care businesses over the next four years. The duo previously collaborated on Henkel’s cleaning and detergent brand Love Nature.
The two companies claim the partnership will see around 110,000 tons per year of fossil-based ingredients substituted with renewable carbon sources using BASF’s certified biomass balance approach. As a result, Henkel’s core brands like Persil, Pril, Fa and Schauma will reduce its total CO2 emissions by around 200,000 tons.
Carsten Knobel, CEO of Henkel, said, “We are delighted to build on our ongoing cooperation with BASF and significantly increase the share of biomass in our value chain for our products used by millions around the world every day. To foster a regenerative planet, we are on a journey toward an environmental transformation of our business model. We intend to continuously enhance our processes, products and use of raw materials for a resource-efficient, carbon-neutral future. Integrating BASF’s biomass balance approach into our supply chain as an early mover is a right step in that direction.”
Martin Brudermüller, chairman of the board of executive directors of BASF, said, “I am very proud that Henkel honors the efforts that BASF is making in providing Henkel with low product carbon footprint products. We are also proud to support such an innovative brand owner that is a first mover in offering end-consumers more sustainable solutions on such a large scale. The project underlines the commitment of both companies to creating a sustainable future.”