Thursday, August 4, 2016

Henkel India awarded with ‘Green Label’ certificate by FDDI

Henkel Adhesive Technologies India Private Limited (Henkel India), the leading solution provider for adhesives, sealants and surface treatment and a fully owned subsidiary of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, has been awarded with ‘Green Label’ certificate for the water-based portfolio of its footwear adhesives business by Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI). ‘Green Label’ is a quality certification label that is issued to validate safe, healthy and environment-friendly footwear, leather products, components used to manufacture them and allied products. FDDI conducted an inspection of each material used in manufacturing Henkel India’s footwear adhesives and analyzed if the adhesive is manufactured according to the environment-friendly standard.

‘Green Label’ authorization is issued to manufacturers after a strict quality inspection that analyses the use of certified material and environment-friendly processing chemicals as well as production processes that reduces energy consumption and carbon emission. It also evaluates the nature of the product and ensures that it is non-hazardous and safe for the human body.

S Sunil Kumar, Business Director – Industrial Adhesives, South Asia said, “We are extremely proud to have been bestowed with the ‘Green Label’ certification from FDDI and thank the prestigious body for their support. This certificate is strongly aligned with our customer values to ensure sustainability and offer innovative technology solutions to our customers. As most of our customers are global entities, they have been keen, highly supportive to adopt new environmentally safe options such as the water based technologies. We see this ‘Green Label’ certification by FDDI as a joint win-win for the industry and Henkel team.

Henkel has always been in the forefront of innovation and, manufacturing environmentally safe adhesive solutions. As market leaders across the world, Henkel's water-based technology not only helps the environment but also helps in optimizing costs. In 2014, Henkel India, in partnership with Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) kick-started Henkel-FDDI Shoe Academy in Noida. This academy offers certified training programmes and shares best practices with customers, with an objective to learn, share knowledge and together upgrade the Indian footwear industry by introducing sustainable and value-added practices.

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