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Rankings & Awards

Proof points of our performance culture

Every year, Henkel is featured in over 80 awards. Here is a selection of the recognitions Henkel has received from customers, distributors, institutes, and other stakeholders.

Recent News on Rankings & Awards

Brand Equity

Henkel is among the “World´s Most Admired Companies” in 2017

In Fortune´s “World´s Most Admired Companies” ranking, Henkel was confirmed as one of the most reputable companies in its industry category, “Soaps & Cosmetics”, finishing in sixth place.

Henkel is the only German company in Top 50 in 2016

In 2016, Henkel is again the only German company in the Top 50 of the world’s biggest consumer-goods manufacturers worldwide found the “Trends and strategies on the consumer-goods market” study by OC&C consulting firm.

"Unicepta CEO Ranking" best media image 2016

Hans Van Bylen was recognized as the CEO with the best media image of all DAX30 CEOs. UNICEPTA Medienanalyse GmbH is a leading global provider for monitoring, media analysis, research competence and communication consulting services.

"Top Gewinn" Image Ranking 2016: Henkel CEE

Henkel CEE reached seven top positions in categories such as CSR or career possibilities for talented people.

Employer Attractiveness

Outstanding "Top Employer 2017"

Henkel Germany is one of the world's best employers – and for the eighth time, has been awarded the title of "Top Employer". Henkel China was also certified by the international Top Employers Institute.

Top scores for digital career channels in 2016

Henkel earned top ratings for the digital HR communication channels by market research company Potentialpark.

trendence “Graduate Barometer” 2016 lists Henkel as Employer of Choice for Economics Students

In the annual online survey “Graduate Barometer,” European students of economics have revealed their 500 favorite employers, with Henkel making it into the top 100 in Europe.

Henkel belongs to top employers among interns and graduates in 2016

Henkel was listed in the CLEVIS Intern Satisfaction Report – Germany’s most extensive survey of employer quality and brand reputation for interns.


Henkel received the RobecoSAM Gold Class and Industry Mover Award 2017

Henkel received the Gold Class award and the Industry Mover award for its sustainability performance and was also included in the “Sustainability Yearbook 2017”. 

Listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World 2016

Henkel has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) in 2016. Only 10 percent of the world’s 2,500 largest companies are selected for the DJSI World.

Henkel named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” 2016

For the ninth consecutive year, Henkel was named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent organization based in the U.S. that promotes best practices in corporate ethics and governance.

Products & Innovation

“Product of the Year 2017” awards in France

Two adhesive products, Rubson Re-New and Loctite Super Glue 3 Perfect Pen were recognized in the “Elu Produit de l’Année 2017” awards. Each year more than 10,000 consumers vote for the products they prefer based on three criteria: innovation, attractiveness and satisfaction.

“Product of the Year" 2017 awards in the US

Two Henkel brands, Schwarzkopf Keratin Color and Snuggle Plus SuperFresh were awarded “Product of the Year” in their respective categories. Product of the Year is the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation where winners are backed by the votes of 40,000 consumers in a national representative survey conducted by research partner Kantar TNS.

"Superbrands Award" 2016 in Serbia 

Henkel Serbia gained the award with Ceresit based on three main performances: recognition and reputation, long-term consistency and reliability and corporate responsibility.

"YouGov/Handelsblatt German brands of the year" 2016

In the category “Washing & Cleaning” (out of 31 categories and 900 brands in total) Persil was elected as brand of the year 2016.