We’re working hard to address those aspects of our manufacturing process that affect the environment including:
- energy consumption – everything from turning on the lights to running machinery uses energy
- water use – used in cooling and in stages of manufacturing as well as being a key ingredient in the shampoo
- CO2 emissions – everything from transporting raw materials to the making of the product can create emissions
- Manufacturing waste – all manufacturing processes produce waste. We want to reduce that and make sure we find a positive use for waste through recycling
What we’ve achieved so far
Here’s what Head & Shoulders has achieved between 2010 and 2015:
- 7 % reduction in energy consumption
- 11% reduction in water consumption
- 85% reduction in manufacturing waste
- 11% cut in CO2 emissions
Turning waste into useful products
Our goal is to send nothing to landfill. So that means finding innovative new ways of recycling and reusing the waste generated in the production process.
Today, 7 of our manufacturing plants are operating at zero manufacturing waste to landfill
Instead of sending it to landfill we’re using our waste for good. We’re re-purposing waste bottles, turning them into items like furniture and flower pots.
Using renewable energy
Another key part of our plan to reduce our carbon emissions is a focus on renewable energy. And we’re making good progress:
- Taicang, China – our manufacturing plant uses 100% renewable electricity from wind to produce H&S
- Xiqing, China – more than 15% of the plant’s energy needs are now provided by on-site geothermal energy
See how Head & Shoulders is made
More about sustainability at Head & Shoulders
Read about how we have made the worlds first recyclable shampoo bottle with our new bottle made from beach plastic.