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Making progress towards achieving climate-positive operations

Adhesive production sites in Henkel Australia have installed solar panels to produce renewable electricity onsite.
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Making progress towards achieving climate-positive operations

Henkel Australia powers adhesive sites with 100% renewable energy Victoria, Australia – Henkel Australia has begun using electricity generated fully from renewable energy sources at its adhesive plants in Seven Hills, New South Wales, and Kilsyth, Victoria.

The adhesive plants serve a wide range of industries, such as flexible packaging, engineered wood, food and beverage, steel, paper, mining, and maintenance, repair and overhaul. Thanks to more than 2,000 solar panels on their rooftops and renewable energy contracts, the sites are expected to realise more than 50 percent savings in carbon emissions in 2022, compared to last year.

More than 2,000 solar panels have been installed on the
roofs of the office, manufacturing, and warehouse buildings
at Henkel’s adhesive sites in Seven Hills and Kilsyth.

“Globally, Henkel is accelerating its climate actions. In line with this, we have successfully switched to using 100 percent renewable electricity to power our adhesive plants in Australia. In tandem, we are exploring more ways to improve energy efficiency and decarbonise our operations as we progress towards becoming a climate positive company,” said Daniel Rudolph, President of Henkel Australia and New Zealand.

Through the solar panels and renewable energy contracts,
Henkel’s adhesive production sites are expected to realise
more than 50 percent savings in carbon emissions in 2022,
compared to last year.


To optimise energy consumption and drive energy savings, new boilers, air compressors and scrubbers that come with variable speed drive (VSD) smart controllers are being used. Passive infrared (PIR) motion sensors are also being installed. Henkel is pursuing ambitious goals to make its production processes climate positive by 2030. By 2025, the company aims to reduce the carbon footprint at its sites worldwide by 65 percent compared to the base year 2010. Furthermore, the electricity used is to be generated 100 percent from renewable sources by 2030.

About Henkel

Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2021, Henkel reported sales of more than 20 billion euros and an adjusted operating profit of about 2.7 billion euros. The company employs more than 52,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. 

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