Customers of Henkel’s Adhesive Technologies business unit recognized the important positive impact the company makes with innovations that boost sustainability in a wide range of industries and processes along the entire value chain. Three customers presented prestigious awards for metal pretreatments: the Paint Sustainability Innovation Award from ArcelorMittal; the Global Supplier Award from Novelis; and Best Project of 2022 from B/S/H.

International steel producer, ArcelorMittal, presents its Paint Innovation Award to recognize projects that create opportunities for innovative future products. Novelis, a company that produces flat-rolled aluminum products, honors partnerships and high-quality solutions that drive sustainability with its Global Supplier Award. The Best Project award, from household appliance manufacturer B/S/H, recognizes suppliers who support progress toward its sustainability goals.

Henkel Adhesive Technologies is working to optimize processes in the metals industry to reduce the sector’s impact on the environment. “We are proud to receive recognition for our contributions to our customers’ process efficiency and sustainability,” said Volker Mansfeld, vice president, Metals EIMEA, Henkel Adhesive Technologies. “We see these awards as a motivation to keep improving our CO2 footprint, as well as to enabling our customers to rethink their applications, processes and products – to become even more sustainable in the future.”

The company has set itself the goal of optimizing its own footprint and becoming climate-positive in its operations by 2030. One example is the Henkel production site in Montornès, Spain, where CO2-neutral production has been implemented for lubricants, cleaners, and surface treatments.

The sustainability ambition of Henkel Adhesive Technologies is reflected in the comprehensive range of innovative and sustainable lubricants, cleaners, surface treatments, and coatings. This includes solutions that help customers to reduce water consumption and wastewater output as well as technologies that save energy, decrease material consumption, and boost overall efficiency, reducing the CO2 emissions of their metal pretreatment processes. Henkel also uses data-driven systems to optimize metal pretreatment processes and to increase transparency about the respective environmental impact of these processes.

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