External ratings

Ratings and indexes 2013

Henkel’s performance in sustainability impressed external experts again in 2013. In addition to international rankings and ratings, recognition at regional level is also growing in importance.

More information on external ratings:

Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Zürich/New York: S&P Dow Jones Indices and the Swiss agency RobecoSAM again assessed companies in 2014 to compile the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices: For the eighth time in a row, Henkel belongs to the leading companies in the “Household Products” category, and is included in both the DJSI World and the DJSI Europe index. Company achievements are recognized in the fields of economic, environmental and social performance.

World's Most Ethical Companies

New York: Henkel was named among the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for the sixth time in a row. Business conduct is assessed in the categories of corporate governance, innovative strength, management style, in-house management systems, reputation management and corporate citizenship.

FTSE4Good Ethical Index

London: 2013 marks the thirteenth 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.

Ethibel Sustainability Index

Paris: In 2013, Henkel was again listed in the Ethibel Pioneer and Excellence investment registers, and included in the Excellence Europe and Excellence Global sustainability indexes. Inclusion by the Forum Ethibel qualifies Henkel as a leader in the field of corporate social responsibility in its sector.

Sustainalytics Sustainability Ranking

Frankfurt am Main: The Sustainability Ranking 2013 published by Sustainalytics recognizes Henkel as a global leader in its “Household & Personal Products” sector comparison. The comparative analysis is based on the ESG approach, assessing environmental, social and governance performance. Together, the results from the three areas form the overall rating. The evaluation method used by Sustainalytics enables a direct comparison of sustainability performance that transcends sector boundaries while taking sector-specific factors into consideration.

STOXX ESG Leaders Index

Zurich: In October 2013, 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 database is provided by Sustainalytics.

oekom Rating

Munich: In this corporate rating, conducted by oekom research every two years, Henkel was again awarded Prime Status in the 2012 cycle. Henkel scored an overall B rating and was among the best companies in the consumer goods sector.

RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2014

Zurich: The Sustainability Yearbook 2014 ranks Henkel as the Industry Leader in the “Household Products” category. Henkel was also awarded the RobecoSAM Gold Class. This year marked the eleventh edition of the yearbook published by the sustainability investing specialist RobecoSAM in collaboration with KPMG. This puts Henkel in the number one spot within its sector. The assessment criteria applied included not only environmental themes such as ecological efficiency, but also economic and social factors.

ECPI Index

Milan: Henkel is listed in the “ECPI Euro Ethical Equity” and “ECPI EMU Ethical Equity” indexes. According to the screening procedure adopted by ECPI, the 150 market-capitalized companies included in the ECPI indexes constitute the most highly recommended investments in the European market ("Euro") and the European monetary union ("EMU"), respectively. ECPI S.r.I. is part of Gruppo Medio S.p.A., and launched the two ethics indexes back in 1999.

Carbon Disclosure Project

London: Henkel has been participating in the Carbon Disclosure Project since 2004, and received a Disclosure & Performance score of 85B in 2013.


Global Challenges Index

Hamburg: In 2013, 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.

Bank Sarasin confirms high rating in its Sustainability Profile

Basel: Bank Sarasin updated its Sustainability Profile for Henkel in 2013. The top company rating of "high" was confirmed. The environmental and social analysis of companies is based on an assessment procedure developed by Bank J. Safra Sarasin. It consists of the two dimensions of Industry Rating and Company Rating [PDF download]

Euronext Vigeo Indexes

In December, Henkel was included for the first time in the indices issued by transatlantic stock exchange NYSE Euronext and French ratings agency Vigeo (Euronext Vigeo World 120, Europe 120 and Eurozone 120). Assessment is based on a catalog of criteria developed by Vigeo to examine environmental, social and governance factors. The 120 companies that rank highest in each universe are included in the respective index.

Top rating from Zürcher Kantonalbank

Zurich: In 2013, Henkel again achieved the top grade "AAA" in the sustainability ranking 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. [PDF download]

Green Ranking

USA: Henkel was included for the second time among the "Global 500 Green Companies" published by "Newsweek" magazine in the US , and ranked sixth in the category of consumer goods companies.

DuMont-DWS Prize for Responsible Business Practices

Germany: Henkel was awarded this year's DuMont-DWS Prize for Responsible Business Practices, conferred jointly by German newspaper publisher DuMont and DWS, Deutsche Bank's mutual fund company. Its environmental performance, diversity of its workforce structure, and social commitment earned the prize for Henkel.

CRF Ranking as "Top Employer in Germany"

Germany: The renowned CRF Institute ranked Henkel again among the very best, recognizing us with the title of “Top Employer in Germany,” and with the highest possible rating for four out of the five subcategories assessed.