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External Assessments 

Acting as a socially responsible company is high on our agenda, and we always strive for being recognized as one of the “most sustainable companies”

Our commitment and performance in these areas is reflected in renowned awards and studies. In addition to international rankings and ratings, recognition at regional level is also growing in importance.

Ratings and Indexes

Logo Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World)

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.

Logo Oekom Research

Munich: Henkel remains recognized with Prime Status by Oekom Research. With the rating B, Henkel is among the best companies in the consumer goods sector.

Logo Global Challenges Index

Hamburg: In 2015, Henkel was again one of only 50 companies worldwide to be listed in the Global Challenges Index. Henkel has been included in the Global Challenges Index since 2007.

Logo FTSE 4 Good

London: 2015 marks the 15th consecutive year of Henkel’s inclusion in the FTSE4Good ethical index, which was first introduced by the Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange in 2001.

Logo Ethibel Pioneer and Excellence

Paris: In 2015, as in previous years, Henkel was listed in the Ethibel Pioneer and Ethibel Excellence investment registers and was included in the Excellence Europe and Excellence Global sustainability indices. Inclusion by the Forum Ethibel qualifies Henkel as a leader in the field of corporate social responsibility in its sector.

Logo NYSE Euronext

Paris: Henkel was again included in the indices issued by transatlantic stock exchange NYSE Euronext and French ratings agency Vigeo (Euronext Vigeo World 120, Europe 120 and Eurozone 120). The assessment is based on a catalog examining environmental, social and governance factors.

Logo Carbon disclosure project

London: Henkel has been participating in the Carbon Disclosure Project since 2004, and received a Disclosure & Performance score of 89B in 2015.


Milan: Henkel is listed in the ECPI Euro Ethical Equity and ECPI EMU Ethical Equity Indices. According to ECPI, the 150 market-capitalized companies included in the ECPI Indices constitute the most highly recommended investments in the European market (“Euro”) and the European monetary union (“EMU”), respectively. 

Logo Sustainalytics

Frankfurt am Main: The Sustainability Ranking 2015 published by Sustainalytics recognizes Henkel as a global leader in its “Household & Personal Products” sector comparison. The analysis assesses environmental, social and governance performance, while taking sector-specific factors into consideration.

Logo Züricher Kantonalbank

Zurich: In 2014, Henkel again achieved the top grade “AAA” in the sustainability rating conducted by Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB). As such, Henkel’s place was confirmed in the sustainable investment universe of the ZKB, which forms the basis for various investment products offered by the Swiss cantonal banks.

RobecoSAM Sustainability Award Silver Class Logo

Zurich: 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. Over 3,000 of the world’s largest companies are invited to participate in this assessment.

Zurich: In October 2015, STOXX Limited again included Henkel in the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Indices. STOXX Global ESG Leaders are assessed in terms of their environmental, social and governance performance. The underlying data is provided by Sustainalytics.

France: As a member of the Together for Sustainability initiative, Henkel was again assessed by the international rating agency EcoVadis and was rewarded with the Gold Recognition Level in December 2015. Henkel is among the top two percent – both in the household and personal-care category and in comparison to all evaluated companies.