German adhesives company Henkel has announced an engagement programme called “Climate Connect” for its worldwide packaging, traded goods and raw material suppliers.

The programme aims to advance decarbonisation along the value chain through the collection of emissions data, jointly defined actions for reduction and continuous upskilling.

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Henkel will co-operate with Manufacture 2030, a partner in the field of carbon reduction, to address its suppliers and contract manufacturers worldwide, where more than 90% of Henkel’s Scope 3 [the result of activities from assets not owned or controlled by the reporting organisation, but that the organisation indirectly affects in its value chain] upstream emissions reportedly occur.

The programme, which will record key figures on energy, water consumption and waste volumes, will be rolled out and gradually adapted to an increasing number of suppliers in scope 3 categories in the future.

With the help of the data generated as well as training, Henkel and Manufacture 2030 will offer participating suppliers individual support in assessing their baseline and setting measures for climate actions.

In addition to training, the programme allows suppliers to regularly track their progress in environmental key figures and make data that is generated in “Manufacture 2030” visible to other customers.

Suppliers can also export relevant data for the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a global disclosure system to manage environmental data. The data overview also allows them to gain access to business partners and green finance opportunities.

Henkel chief procurement officer Bertrand Conquéret commented: “Compared to large companies, our small and medium-sized partners often find it difficult to record their CO₂ emissions as they lack the capacity to do so. Yet this data is the only way to define targets and measures to reduce these emissions.”

Henkel is aiming to reduce its carbon footprint in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. In late 2023, the company relaunched its bonding and sealing portfolio for the European market.