We’re working towards a future where we leave no trace of flakes on your head and no trace of pollution on our planet.
At Head & Shoulders, we’ve long been on mission to make sure we rid your scalp of dandruff from the very first wash, reducing flakes and itchiness in one.
But our work doesn’t stop there. Beyond making sure you can go out dandruff free and with complete confidence – we’re also working hard to make sure the process of making our shampoo leaves no trace on the planet.
We’ve made huge strides in recent years toward minimising our impact on the environment. As the world’s number 1 shampoo brand, with more than a billion bottles sold each year, we take our role very seriously, knowing the changes we make can have a big, positive impact on the planet.
Waste reduction strategies in our manufacturing process
Because of the scale of our operations, we constantly assess the impact of our manufacturing process on the environment, to monitor:
- Energy consumption. Everything from turning on the lights to running the machinery requires energy, so reducing energy consumption is a priority for us.
- Water use. Water is used in cooling and manufacturing stages, as well as being a key ingredient in our shampoo. This is why we’re fully committed to improve the efficiency of our processes to reduce water usage.
- CO2 emissions. Everything from transporting the raw materials to making the product can create emissions, so it’s key to really home in on where these can be reduced.
- Manufacturing waste. All manufacturing processes produce waste. To reduce manufacturing waste, we’ve put all of our waste to good use through recycling and want to make sure you the information you need to recycle and upcycle the bottles at end of life.
In 2019, we continued the in-depth transformation of our supply chain towards an increasingly more responsible and sustainable business model. And we’re striving to reach the ambitious goals set for 2030.
What we’ve achieved so far
- Today, 100% of our manufacturing plants are zero manufacturing waste to landfill, with manufacturing waste being transformed into compost, construction materials, auto and home cleaners, and plastic items.
- We also use renewable energy from wind, solar, and geothermal sources wherever possible and intend on making them our standard in the future.
- 55% of our plants globally are operated by renewable energy.
- 100% for our sites in Europe and North America are operated by renewable energy.
- Greenhouse Gas emissions have been reduced by 22% across the globe.
We’re not yet perfect, but we’re working on it, with plans to review and continue to reduce waste in our manufacturing production. It’s an integral part of our commitments to the environment and at the forefront of our agenda over the coming months.