News 2014

“Solidarity Savings” promotion
Henkel supports Red Cross in Spain 

Henkel Ibérica is extending its social engagement program with the launch of a new campaign to raise awareness of the need for solidarity in times of crisis. Under the slogan “Ahorra y súmate a la solidaridad” (“Save and Show Solidarity”), consumers of Henkel Beauty Care’s premium brands are being offered “solidarity savings” on products, triggering equivalent product donations by the company to the Red Cross on their behalf.

Henkel has received the “Lean and Green Award”
Advance accolade for sustainable logistics 

Henkel has received the “Lean and Green Award” in recognition of the sustainability credentials of its transport and logistics activities within the Laundry & Home Care business unit. This award, conferred for the first time, honors the efforts made by companies in implementing specific measures to improve sustainability with a verifiable reduction in the CO2 emissions arising from their logistics processes.

Henkel Forscherwelt in Moscow
Forscherwelt opens its doors for Moscow students  

On March 24, 2014, the official opening ceremony of the Henkel initiative “Forscherwelt” (Researchers’ World) took place at the Experimentanium Interactive Science Museum in Moscow. Approximately 50 children visited the museum to participate in the first open lessons. Two lessons were held on that day, and young visitors enjoyed the opportunity to learn about the research work and to conduct a series of experiments.

Montornès half-marathon
Henkel sponsors 21st “Mitja” – the Montornès Half-Marathon 

For the last 50 years, Henkel’s main production facility in the Iberian Peninsula has been in Montornès del Vallès. Throughout this period, the company has continued to cement its relationship with the local population and further its social engagement activities within the region. Henkel’s support for the popular Montornès half-marathon, known as the “Mitja” is a case in point. With the run celebrating its 21st edition, Henkel wanted to be a presence at all the festivities which, during Mitja week, provide the region with a lively array of sporting and community activities.

Henkel Logo
Henkel recognized again for leadership in sustainability 

For the seventh consecutive year, Henkel receives RobecoSAM’s Gold Class award and is named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. The accolades recognize and confirm Henkel’s continued leadership and consistent commitment to sustainability.

Henkel presented the Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Giving for Cerebral Palsy 

Henkel presented the Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) with a cheque of $7,000 to support its Boccia Children's Program for those based in the rural areas of New South Wales, Australia.

Henkel Guatemala awarded important certifications 

As part of its global strategy, Henkel took several actions to improve its production processes at its plant in Guatemala, which resulted in the attainment of four major certifications.

“Forscherwelt” (Researchers’ World)
Forscherwelt goes to Russia 

Henkel’s child education initiative “Forscherwelt” (Researchers’ World) has been a presence in Düsseldorf, Germany, for almost three years. And now it is to be “exported” to Russia with a view to kindling the curiosity of children there – for example in the Moscow Science Museum “Experimentarium.”

A fire engine for the Türkeli Fire Department
A fire engine for Turkey 

Many Henkel employees volunteer for social projects in their free time and are supported by their employer in doing so. Since 2010, the Henkel Fire Service has been heavily engaged in a social project in Turkey. Specifically, it has been supporting the local fire department in the town of Türkeli – through donations and training, and most recently through an aid package to help repair flood damages. Last year, a team of Henkel firefighters also went to visit their counterparts in Turkey, taking with them a fire engine that they gave to their hosts.

Henkel Sustainability & Acoustics Day
Inseparably Linked: Innovation, Efficiency and Sustainability 

Experts from around 100 international industrial customers attended the unique Henkel Sustainability & Acoustics Day event in Heidelberg, Germany, hosted by the business unit Adhesive Technologies. Participants were keen to learn more about how Henkel helps its industrial and automotive partners increase resource efficiency and reduce environmental footprint.

Henkel team in Indonesia helped flood victims
Giving aid to flood victims 

The Henkel team in Indonesia helped flood victims by collecting basic goods for care packages. 

Cover Henkel Sustainability Report 2013
Driving solutions for sustainable development 

Henkel is publishing its Sustainability Report for 2013 today. The report details the important environmental and social progress made by the company over the last year. One key aspect is the active involvement and training of employees worldwide. This 23rd report also highlights sustainable product innovations. These efforts are always aligned to the long-term goal of the company: to triple its resource efficiency by 2030.

SSC Manila donates computers
Supporting the learning and development of students 

Much joy was given to the students of two institutions in the City of Sta. Rosa in Laguna, Philippines, as the Henkel Shared Service Center (SSC) Manila team donated 20 refurbished units of computers to the Josephine Bakhita Outreach Center and the Sta. Rosa Science & Technology High School.

Indola raises more than 15,000 euros 

The Indola salons, the Indola marketing team and the Indola technical team in the Netherlands initiated numerous activities to collect money for the benefit campaign “Serious Request” of the Dutch radio station 3FM and the Red Cross - and raised more than 15,000 euros!

150 bags arrived at Yunyang High School, China
Warm winter in China 

The funding from the “Make an Impact on Tomorrow” (MIT) initiative helps to prepare Spring Festival gift bags for 150 children in remote China. “Grateful Green” is a MIT project since 2012 that aims to help people in need and brighten up their lives. This year, 150 customized school bags were funded by MIT. Additionally, the employees were called for their time and commitment on sponsoring a Grateful Green Gift Bag to fill it with specified items, including a warm piece of clothing, some books and dictionaries, a special gift, a Beauty Care product, and a card with the sponsor’s personalized notes on it. The individual information on each child is provided to make sure the gifts are tailor-made for those who receive the Grateful Green gift bags. In January 2014, two Grateful Green ambassadors, Lucy Zhang and Lili Shen, went to the school, handed out the bags, talked to the students, and delivered the employees’ wishes.

Henkel among the 1000 most important corporations in Mexico
Recognition for Henkel in ranking of Mundo Ejecutivo 

At the end of 2013, Mundo Ejecutivo magazine conducted several rankings, published in a special edition, in which Henkel was positioned as follows:

Henkel India supported the ‘Punarvas School’ in Mumbai
Children are always special 

Keeping Henkel’s value of social responsibility and its commitment towards shaping the society, Henkel India took the initiative of working together with ‘Punarvas School’ located in Mumbai for the renovation of bathroom and toilet in the school building.