Held in Düsseldorf on April 15, 2013, the Annual General Meeting of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA saw all of its agenda resolutions passed by the voting shareholders, of whom a total of some 1,500 attended the event.
At Henkel’s Annual General Meeting today, CEO Kasper Rorsted reviewed the company’s successful performance over the preceding four years and outlined Henkel´s new strategy and financial targets for the period through 2016. Referring to the challenging economic environment between 2008 and 2012, he said: “We stayed on track and implemented our strategy. Despite all the headwinds, we succeeded in achieving our targets and even exceeding them.”
Henkel is publishing its latest Sustainability Report today. The focus of this 22nd issue is on the implementation of the sustainability strategy that the company presented in 2012. At the core of the strategy is the goal of achieving more with less. Henkel intends to triple its resource efficiency by the year 2030. To achieve this ambition, Henkel is actively involving its employees in its strategy implementation programs and working with its partners to drive sustainability along the various value chains.
Henkel has signed an agreement with the UK-based consumer products company PZ Cussons Plc to acquire their Polish Laundry and Home Care brands. The transaction includes predominantly detergents and fabric softeners of the “E” brand, and other smaller brands. The business operates mainly in Poland but also includes activities in Russia and other Central Eastern European countries.