Rankings & Awards

Proof points of our performance culture

Every year, Henkel is recognized for over 80 awards. Here you will find the recognitions Henkel has received from various 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 recognized with the “Höchste Reputation” distinction twice in a row.

In a study conducted by German magazine Focus, Henkel received first-rank honors in the FMCG category and Schwarzkopf received the highest possible score in the cosmetics category.

Employer Attractiveness

Outstanding "Top Employer 2019"

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

Henkel Named “Top Employer” in 2018

Henkel China was recognized for its remarkable success in digitalized and sustainable talent strategy and development for the fourth consecutive year!

Henkel Receives a European Award for Diversity!

Henkel's successful efforts to promote inclusion and women representation has been recognized by the European award in the DAX 30 category. This award was sponsored by the Ethics & Boards Observatory and Institut du Capitalisme Responsable (Institute for Responsible Capitalism).

Forbes 2018: Henkel Ranks Amongst America’s Best Employers

For the third time in a row, Henkel was recognized in the Forbes ranking as one of America’s Best Large Employers. Based on the opinions of 30,000 Americans, Statista determined the ranking of companies with more than 5,000 employees.


Henkel Awarded Gold Assessment Category

As a member of the “Together for Sustainability” initiative, Henkel’s sustainability management was assessed by the international rating agency, EcoVadis. Based on its corporate social responsibility rating, Henkel was placed in the highest assessment category. 

Industry Leader at Oekom

Henkel retained its Prime Status from ISS-oekom. With the rating B, Henkel was the best performer in the consumer goods sector. Since 1993, the rating agency has actively helped to shape the sustainable investment market.

Top Position at Sustainalytics

The sustainability rating 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.

Included in FTSE4Good since 2001

For the 19th consecutive year, Henkel is included in the FTSE4Good ethical index, which was first introduced by the Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange in 2001.

Included in the Euronext Vigeo Eiris sustainability indices

Henkel was again listed in the Euronext Vigeo Eiris sustainability indices World 120, Europe 120 and Eurozone 120. They are issued by the transatlantic stock exchange NYSE Euronext and the rating agency Vigeo Eiris, and include the 120 highest ranking companies in the respective index.

Products & Innovation

„Product of the Year” 2018 in the US

Two Henkel products: Schwarzkopf’s Gliss Ultimate Repair Anti-Damage Mask and Purex Crystals Botanicals, were named Product of the Year 2018.

Two CES 2018 Innovation Awards for Schwarzkopf Professional SalonLab™

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

US “Product of the Year 2017”

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.

German Brand Award 2018: Schwarzkopf Professional SalonLab

Schwarzkopf Professional SalonLab was awarded Product Brand of the Year 2018 in the category “Excellence in Branding."