Original Recordings and Interviews

Opinions voiced on the subject of diversity: Henkel managers explain why "Diversity & Inclusion" plays an important part at Henkel.


Kasper Rorsted

Henkel CEO

Diversity is a key driver of our business success. We are convinced that diverse teams, that is teams of different nationalities, gender and experience, contribute substantially to better understanding our different markets and further improving our performance.

 

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Kathrin Menges
Kathrin Menges

Executive Vice President Human Resources

One of Henkel’s strategic priorities is to strengthen our global team. The 47,000 or so people employed by our corporation worldwide represent some 120 counties all told. Eighty percent of these employees work outside Germany, with well over half in the emerging markets. Our aim is to put a team together that also properly reflects our global structure. For we believe that, within our working environment, mixed groups make better teams. They bring together different working styles, competences and approaches – invariably making them more creative with the potential to achieve better results.

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Kirsten Sánchez Marín
Kirsten Sánchez Marín

Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion and Corporate Social Progress

When people speak of diversity within a company, they refer in the first instance to the mixture that exists within the workforce in terms of certain visible and non-visible attributes such as gender, age, nationality, culture, disability, religion, sexual orientation, education and family status. But the concept of diversity extends beyond these bounds. It is also about the ability to anticipate new audiences and consumer demands, and unleashing the hitherto underutilized performance potential that is so often available within a collective of individuals. This purposeful exploitation of extant, multi-facetted employee skills and expertise is embodied in the term “inclusion.”

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