Henkel among the World’s 100 Most Sustainable Corporations

Press Release January 27, 2016

25 Feb 2016

Mumbai – Henkel is once more included in the “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index” (Global 100 Index) and was rated “Gold” by EcoVadis. The company also received RobecoSAM’s Silver Class award. “These excellent results confirm that we are right on track with our sustainability strategy,” says Uwe Bergmann, Head of Sustainability Management at Henkel.

The Global 100 Index of Corporate Knights, a Toronto-based media and investment advisory company, lists the top overall sustainability performers in their respective industrial sectors. They are selected from more than 4,600 companies with a market capitalization greater than 2 billion dollars.

As a member of the “Together for Sustainability” initiative for a more sustainable supply chain, Henkel’s sustainability management was again assessed by the international rating agency EcoVadis. Based on its corporate social responsibility rating, Henkel was rewarded with the “Gold Recognition Level” in December 2015. With an overall score of 73 points, the company is well above the average of 41.7 and is among the top two percent – both in the household and personal-care category and in comparison to all evaluated companies.
 
Henkel also received the Silver Class award for its sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Yearbook 2016. The list includes the world’s most sustainable companies in each industry as determined by RobecoSAM’s annual corporate sustainability assessment. Over 3,000 of the world’s largest companies are invited to participate in this assessment every year. The Sustainability Yearbook has been published by the sustainability investment specialist since 2004.

These awards recognize Henkel’s continued efforts to achieve more with less – the concept at the center of the company’s sustainability strategy. By 2030, Henkel aims to triple the value it creates for the footprint made by its operations, products and services. Henkel will publish its new sustainability report on February 25th, including a progress report on the interim targets until 2015 and new ambitions for 2020.

Additional information on sustainability is available at www.henkel.com/sustainability. Discover your personal carbon footprint in only a few minutes on www.henkel.com/sustainability/footprint-calculator.

Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business units:
Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions, both in the consumer and in the industrial businesses, with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 50,000 people and reported sales of 16.4 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of 2.6 billion euros in fiscal 2014. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.


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