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Our Responsibility

It is not difficult to wash and clean more sustainably. We'll show you how to do it. 

A.I.S.E. Charter for Sustainable Cleaning

Henkel is a pioneer in the development of environmentally friendly detergents and was the first company to sign the "A.I.S.E. Charter for Sustainable Washing and Cleaning" in 2005. Companies that join this initiative of the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products commit themselves to continuously improve their processes and to report annually on the economic, environmental and social progress achieved on the basis of defined key figures

Social Plastic®

In 2019, we started using 25% Social Plastic® in our Vernel Fresh Control bottles packaging. In using Social Plastic® we are contributing to a circular economy for plastics and social progress. Social Plastic® is recycled plastic, which was collected on the beach and on land and which we receive as part of our long-term partnership with the social enterprise Plastic Bank. Plastic Bank has set itself the goal of combating the problem of plastic waste in the oceans and at the same time creating opportunities for people living in poverty. As part of the partnership with Henkel, plastic collection centers were set up in Haiti. The local population gives away collected plastic waste and exchanges it for money or social benefits. For this reason the collected and recycled material is called "Social Plastic®" –  a term that Plastic Bank has registered and protected worldwide. Detailed information about Plastic Bank and Social Plastic can be found here:

Skin compatibility dermatologically approved

Free From: Preservatives

Natural Ingredients: Essential oils in all perfumes

Natural Ingredient: Copaiba oil (Relaxing oil in Vernel Aromatherapy Range)

Recent studies confirm that Vernel fabric softener smoothes the surface of textiles, which is a decisive advantage for sensitive skin, as gentle textiles cause significantly less skin irritation. In many cases, the condition of the skin could be improved by combining fabric softener. For sensitive skin, the use of Vernel Skin Sensitive is recommended, as this product has particularly skin-friendly properties.

Save energy with Vernel

By using Vernel fabric softener in the last rinse cycle, the laundry releases more water during spin-drying. The textiles contain less water residue. The result is that the time needed in the tumble dryer can be reduced significantly, which also saves energy. The use of Vernel makes ironing easier because the softened laundry is smoother after drying. The time required for ironing can be reduced significantly, which also saves energy. The use of Vernel therefore helps to save energy.

  • Be part of the movement

    Nearly 80% of the energy used and the CO2 footprint of laundry detergents are caused by the use phase, i.e. the actual washing process at home.

  • Manufacturing Journey

    A sharp increase in CO2 in the atmosphere is causing a warming of the planet and is the main cause of climate change.

  • Sustainability is the key

    We take great care to ensure that our packaging is functional and recyclable. Our bottles are recyclable after removing the sleeve and our bottle bodies are made from 100% recycled plastic.