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Rankings & Awards

Proof points of our performance culture

Every year, Henkel is featured in over 80 awards. Here is a selection of the recognitions Henkel has received from customers, distributors, institutes, and other stakeholders.

Brand Equity

Henkel is among the “World´s Most Admired Companies” in 2018

In Fortune´s “World´s Most Admired Companies” ranking, Henkel was confirmed as one of the most reputable companies in its industry category, “Soaps & Cosmetics”, finishing in fourth place.

Henkel is the only German company in Top 50 in 2016

In 2016, Henkel is again the only German company in the Top 50 of the world’s biggest consumer-goods manufacturers worldwide found the “Trends and strategies on the consumer-goods market” study by OC&C consulting firm.

"Top Gewinn" Image Ranking 2016: Henkel CEE

Henkel CEE reached seven top positions in categories such as CSR or career possibilities for talented people.

Employer Attractiveness

Henkel among America's Best Large Employers 2017


Henkel was included in the Forbes ranking of America’s Best Employers 2017! Based on the opinions of 30,000 Americans, Statista determined the ranking of companies in 25 different industries.

Outstanding "Top Employer 2018"

Henkel Germany is one of the world's best employers – and for the ninth time, has been awarded the title of "Top Employer". 

trendence Young Professionals Ranking of top employers 2017

Henkel was ranked among the most popular employers in Germany and Europe.

Henkel belongs to top employers among interns and graduates in 2016

Henkel was listed in the CLEVIS Intern Satisfaction Report – Germany’s most extensive survey of employer quality and brand reputation for interns.


Industry Leader in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

In 2017, Henkel was listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe (DJSI Europe). Since their launch in 1999, Henkel ranked 9 times as industry leader.

Industry leader at Oekom

In the Corporate Responsibility Review 2017 by Oekom Research, Henkel was ranked as the best company in the Household & Personal Products category.

Henkel again listed by Ethibel and ECPI

Henkel was again listed by the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe and the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Global and was also included in the Global Equity Indices ECPI, which focus on environment, social and governance factors.

Products & Innovation

“Product of the Year 2017” awards in France

Two adhesive products, Rubson Re-New and Loctite Super Glue 3 Perfect Pen were recognized in the “Elu Produit de l’Année 2017” awards. Each year more than 10,000 consumers vote for the products they prefer based on three criteria: innovation, attractiveness and satisfaction.

Two CES 2018 Innovation Awards for Schwarzkopf Professional SalonLab™

Schwarzkopf Professional SalonLab – an end-to-end ecosystem that measures hair condition as well as hair color and provides hyper-personalized products and services propelling hair salons into the digital age - debuted at CES® in Las Vegas. It is two-time recipient of this year’s CES® 2018 Innovation Awards.

“Product of the Year" 2017 awards in the US

Two Henkel brands, Schwarzkopf Keratin Color and Snuggle Plus SuperFresh were awarded “Product of the Year” in their respective categories. Product of the Year is the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation where winners are backed by the votes of 40,000 consumers in a national representative survey conducted by research partner Kantar TNS.