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Henkel India announces 'Eco-Petition’ - Henkel Enviro Care Award

10-28-2010 08:21 AM CET | Science & Education

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Henkel invites students across the country to pen down their thoughts on the topic for the year

Henkel invites students across the country to pen down their thoughts on the topic for the year

October 26 2010: Henkel India Ltd. today announced its popular national level paper presentation `Henkel Eco-petition’ for students on environmental issues. The annual contest, spear-headed by Henkel India since 2005 has received wide acclaim and has become a regular event on the school calendar. This year “Henkel Eco-petition” will address ways of reducing and reusing resources, which is the need of the hour. Titled “Reducing & reusing of resources in our daily lives” the competition is open to school students of class 9,10,11 & 12 from cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Lucknow, Ahmedabad and Kolkata.

“Henkel Eco-petition is conceptualized to stimulate young minds to find sustainable solutions on the use of resources important to our environment. This year the topic will ask students to think how best we can reduce and reuse resources for the betterment of our society. Henkel teams worldwide look for effective solutions to manage resources and contribute towards the environment.” says Mr. Jayant Singh, Managing Director, Henkel India Limited.

Participants in Henkel Eco-Petition 2010 will need to write a paper in not more than 2,500 words on the topic. The selected students will be invited to take part in the finals which includes a live discussion with a panel of esteemed judges. The award carries a gift prize of Rs. 10,000/- for the first place, Rs. 7,500/- for the second place and Rs. 5,000/- for the third place. The last date for the submission of entries is 20th November 2010 and the entries will have to be sent to

“Henkel is a world leader in driving sustainable development. Sustainability is one of our core values and we have been rewarded with numerous accolades for sustainable use of resources in our brands and technologies. In India also, every step is taken by our company to reduce and reuse important resources. For example, we recycle water used for manufacturing purposes so that it can be returned safely to the environment. We also take steps to replenish water in communities and nature through locally relevant projects. Conscious efforts are also being taken for the reduction of energy consumption in our facilities. Sustainable use of resources is and will remain a key priority for Henkel in India" added Mr. Jayant Singh, Managing Director, Henkel India Limited.

Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 50,000 people and reported sales of 13,573 million euros and adjusted operating profit of 1,364 million euros in fiscal 2009. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX and the company ranks among the Fortune Global 500.

Rini Joshy

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