Henkel’s performance in sustainability impressed external experts again in 2012. At the same time, recognition at the regional level is gaining in importance alongside the international ratings and rankings.
More information on external ratings:
Zürich/New York: For the sixth time in succession, Henkel was listed in both the World and the Europe Indexes of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index as the sustainability leader in the Nondurable Household Products sector.
New York: Henkel was named among the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for the fifth time in succession.
Toronto: In 2013, Henkel has been named to the list of “100 most sustainable companies” for the fifth time in a row.
London: Henkel has been included in the FTSE4Good ethical index for twelve consecutive years.
Paris: In 2012, as in previous years, Henkel was one of the 200 companies worldwide listed in the Pioneer class of the Ethibel Sustainability Index.
Frankfurt am Main: Henkel held second place in the 2012 DAX 30 sustainability rating by Sustainalytics. This extensive assessment is carried out every two years. The companies are evaluated according to environmental, social, and governance factors.
Zurich: In September 2012, STOXX Limited again included Henkel in the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Indices. These indices list leading companies according to their ESG (environmental, social and governance) performance. The data are provided by Sustainalytics.
Munich: In 2012, Henkel was again recognized by oekom research with Prime Status With the rating B, Henkel was among the best companies in the consumer goods sector.
Zurich: The Sustainability Yearbook 2013 listed Henkel in the Gold Class under the “Nondurable household products” sector. The book was published for the tenth time this year by RobecoSAM, a sustainability investment funds specialist, in cooperation with KPMG. With this rating, Henkel also leads its sector. The basis for the rating included not only environmental topics such as eco-efficiency, but economic and social factors as well.
Milan: Henkel is listed in the ECPI Euro Ethical Equity and the ECPI EMU Ethical Equity indices. The 150 capitalized companies selected in each of these ECPI indices are the top recommended investments – according to the ECPI screening methodology – in the European market (EURO) and in the European Monetary Union (€uro). ECPI S.r.l. is part of Gruppo Mittel S.p.A. and first introduced these two ethical indices back in the year 1999.
London: In October 2011, the agencies Two Tomorrows and AccountAbility published their biannual report "Tomorrow's Value". The report compares the level of disclosure and transparency regarding environmental, social and governance criteria in international sustainability reporting. The "Tomorrow's Value Rating 2011" awarded Henkel the second highest investment rating (AA).
London: Henkel has been participating in the Carbon Disclosure Project since 2004 and is named in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index.
Hamburg: In 2012, Henkel was again one of only 50 companies worldwide to be included in the Global Challenges Index. Henkel has been listed in the Global Challenges Index ever since it was launched in 2007.
Basel: In 2012, the Bank Sarasin updated Henkel's high sustainability profile. The company's top-level ranking ("high") was confirmed.
Paris: Henkel has been included in the Eurozone advanced sustainability performance index (ASPI) of the French rating agency VIGEO since 2001. The index selects the 120 top companies in the Eurozone according to VIGEO’s CSR rating. Henkel's rating was updated in September 2011.
Zurich: In spring 2012, Henkel was again awarded the best possible grade – "AAA" – in the sustainability assessment of the Zuercher Kantonalbank (ZKB). This confirms Henkel's standing in the ZKB range of sustainable investments forming the basis for various investment products of the Swiss cantonal banks.
New York: Henkel was included for the first time in the Global 500 Green Companies ranking of the U.S. magazine Newsweek, where it took 6th place in the sector ranking.
Henkel received the 2012 DuMont-DWS Prize for Responsibility, conferred jointly by the German newspaper publishing house DuMont and the DWS mutual fund company of the Deutsche Bank. The decisive factors were the environmental performance, diversity of the workforce structure, and social engagement.
For the third year in succession, Henkel took 1st place in the acclaimed CRF ranking “Germany’s Top Employers.”