Corporate Culture

Henkel operates in a wide variety of countries and cultures. Our corporate culture and our Vision and Values help unite our diverse workforce and provide standards for how we conduct our business.

From our Vision and our five Corporate Values, we have formulated globally binding behavioral rules which are specified in a series of codes. In all business areas and cultures in which we operate, they provide guidance for the behavior and actions of our employees.

"Excellence is our Passion" is a commitment that unites all of us who work at Henkel. It represents a performance challenge to ourselves and a performance promise to our customers – day by day, around the world.

The Code of Conduct contains general corporate principles and behavioral rules and helps employees to respond correctly and appropriately when faced with ethical and legal issues. The Code of Teamwork and Leadership provides guidance for the conduct of managerial and non-managerial staff at all levels. The Code of Corporate Sustainability describes our principles and expectations of sustainable business practices and corporate social responsibility. It is given concrete form by Company-wide standards.


Our commitment to leadership in sustainability is deeply embedded in our values. Maintaining a balance between economic success, protection of the environment, and social responsibility has been fundamental to our corporate culture for decades. more...


The concept of “open innovation” plays an important role in the research and development strategy pursued by Henkel. Consequently, we have increased the funds allocated to collaborations with external partners, enabling us to harness expertise on a global scale to the best possible benefit of the Group as a whole. more...

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