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Ecosystem Activation

In February 2018, Henkel partnered with Plastic Bank to construct 3 branches in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. 

In October 2018, Henkel initiated a pilot program using ocean bound Social Plastic® recycled material to support sustainability in their packaging.

Collection Branches bring new opportunities to local communities

Collectors benefit from their new income stream, utilizing it for nutritious food, sustainable stoves, briquettes, school tuition for their children, and access to electricity and WiFi.

Collecting plastic puts food on the table, sends my children to school and helps me rent a home

I live in downtown Port-au-Prince and collect mainly in the Rue Pavée area. Collecting plastic is my life, it’s what I know how to do. Even when I travel, when I get back I will continue collecting. Picking up plastic means work for me, an income and cleaner environment. The support Plastic Bank gives means a lot to me.

Darismond ‘PhoPho’ Faukes

Henkel Sustainable Packaging

In October 2018, Henkel initiated a pilot program using recycled material from Plastic Bank to support sustainability in their packaging.

To accomplish this feat, ocean-bound plastic was sorted, processed, and integrated into Henkel’s recycling value chains as Social Plastic®. 25,000 Social Plastic® bottles for laundry and home care products were produced and sold at retail locations in Western Europe.

Social Plastic® Products from Henkel

Nature Box Shampoo & Shower Gel
FA Shower Gel
Silan & Sidolin

2018 Impact Report

About Henkel

Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success in a wide range of businesses including Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care. Henkel employs around 53,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings.

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