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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 2016

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 fourth 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.

Henkel ranked among the “Best Brands 2015”

Henkel has been ranked among the top 10 companies in the three categories “Best corporate brand”, “Best product brand” and “Best growth brand” in Germany’s “Best Brands Awards”.

Awards for Henkel report 2015

Henkel’s Annual Report 2015 received a platinum award in the category Consumer Consumables – Household/Personal and a silver award in the special category “Best Report Cover.” The “Vision Awards” are presented by the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP).

Employer Attractiveness

Top scores for digital career channels in 2016

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

Outstanding "Top Employer 2016"

Henkel Germany is one of the world's best employers – and for the sixth time, has been awarded the title of "Top Employer". In 2016, Henkel China was also certified by the international Top Employers Institute for the first time.

trendence “Graduate Barometer” 2015 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 2015

In the CLEVIS Intern Satisfaction Report – Germany’s most extensive survey of employer quality and brand reputation for interns – Henkel received a “Star” designation, placing it solidly among the top 30 companies.


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 received the RobecoSAM Silver Class Award 2016

Henkel 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.

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 2015” awards” in France

Henkel’s three business units all won “Product of the Year” honors, recognizing the best retail products in different categories. Each year more than 10,000 consumers vote for the products they prefer based on three criteria: innovation, attractiveness and satisfaction.

“Trusted brands” study 2015

The “Trusted brands” study conducted by MDR-Werbung (Advertising) and the German Institute for Applied Marketing and Communications Research (IMK) found Persil Germany’s most trusted laundry detergent.

Australia’s Most Trusted Brand 2015

Schwarzkopf was named Australia’s Most Trusted Brand in hair care for 2015, taking the top spot in the highly competitive category, in the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands Survey.

Henkel Receives Two 2014 Pinnacle Awards and an Above and Beyond Award from Delphi

The Electronics Group of Henkel has received two 2014 Pinnacle Awards and one Above and Beyond Award from Delphi Automotive PLC – its prestigious supplier honors - during Delphi’s Global Supplier Conference & Pinnacle Awards event in Shanghai, China.