Henkel: Sustainability in the Value Chain: From Philosophy to Practice

  • Frank Roland SchröderEmail author
  • Dirk Holbach
  • Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum
Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)


We are witnessing the transformation of developing countries into vibrant economies, which requires us to deal actively with the challenges of sustainability and resource efficiency. This article describes the Henkel Sustainability#Master®—a holistic product assessment based on life-cycle thinking that takes both value creation and product footprint into account. In this paper, the authors illustrate how this concept is successfully applied in practice.


Life Cycle Assessment Resource Efficiency Laundry Detergent Sustainability Strategy Alcohol Sulfate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Roland Schröder
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dirk Holbach
    • 1
  • Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum
    • 1
  1. 1.Henkel AG & Co. KGaADüsseldorfGermany

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