BASF and Henkel focus on renewable raw materials in Henkel’s consumer products

BASF and Henkel jointly commit to replacing fossil carbon raw materials with renewable raw materials for most products Henkel’s European laundry and housekeeping and Beauty care undertaken over the next four years following a successful pilot project with Henkel’s cleaning and detergent brand Love Nature in 2021. Thanks to this cooperation, the fossil raw material of approximately 110,000 tons of ingredients per year will be replaced by a renewable raw material using BASF certified biomass balance approach. As a result, Henkel’s leading brands like Persil, Pril, Fa and Schauma will have a reduced carbon footprint, avoiding around 200,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions in total.

“We are delighted to strengthen our continued cooperation with BASF and significantly increase the share of biomass in our value chain for our products used every day by millions of people around the world,” said Carsten KnobelCEO of Henkel. “To foster a regenerative planet, we are on our way to an environmental transformation of our business model. We intend to continuously improve our processes, products and use of raw materials for a resource-efficient future. and carbon neutral.By integrating BASF approaching the balance of biomass in our supply chain as a pioneer is a good step in this direction.

‘I am very proud that Henkel honors the efforts that BASF made by providing Henkel with low carbon footprint products,” said Dr. Martin BrudermüllerPresident of board of directors of BASF. “We are also proud to support such an innovative brand owner who is the first to bring more sustainable solutions to end consumers on such a large scale. The project underscores both companies’ commitment to creating a sustainable future.

The replacement of fossil raw materials is possible thanks to BASF biomass balance approach: renewable resources are used in the very first stages of chemical production. The quantity of bio-based raw materials is then allocated to specific products using the certified method.

BASF has established a closed chain of custody from the renewable raw material it uses to the final product. TÜV Northan independent certification body, supports the practical implementation and confirms according to the REDCert2 certification scheme that BASF replaces the required quantities of fossil resources for the balanced biomass product with renewable raw materials.

(C) Electronic news edition 2022, source ENP Newswire

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