Emergency aid in response to natural catastrophes
When natural disasters occur, we respond with immediate aid – provided unbureaucratically through the Fritz Henkel Foundation – wherever it is needed in the world. After the 2011 catastrophe in Japan, for example, we immediately sent product and financial donations to help our employees and other disaster victims in the region. Similarly, directly after the devastating floods in Thailand, we provided financial aid for our employees and other people in need. In providing this assistance, we take care to ensure that 100 percent of all donations are passed on to the persons affected.
Henkel provides global aid to Japan
Example: Rapid provision of aid to Haiti
Thousands of victims, unimaginable destruction – the Haitian earthquake cause aid organizations throughout the world to sound the red alert. Henkel too responded by deciding immediately to send aid. The company was able to quickly channel a donation to the aid charity International Search and Rescue – I.S.A.R./Germany. The main focus of the operations carried out by the aid workers of I.S.A.R. lay in the provision of medical supplies and rescuing quake victims. Henkel also donated care products, household detergents and, especially useful packs of wound adhesive, donated to Humaplus, UNICEF and International Health Partners.
Example: Tsunami in the Indian Ocean
December 2004: on Boxing Day a tsunami in the Indian Ocean took countless human lives and swept away the livelihoods of thousands more. Henkel, its employees and retirees, the Henkel family and many others donated a total of 600,000 euros in order to give the people in the region at least a little hope for the future.