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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 has been awarded “Höchste Reputation” twice in a row

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

Employer Attractiveness

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 attributed by Ethics & Boards Observatory and Institut du Capitalisme Responsable (Institute for Responsible Capitalism).

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". 

Henkel was included in the Forbes ranking of America’s Best Employers 2018!

It is the third time in a row! Based on the opinions of 30,000 Americans, Statista determined the ranking of companies employing more than 5,000 employees.


Gold assessment category for Henkel!

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

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.

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 – have been named Product of the Year 2018.

“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.

“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.

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.

German Brand Award 2018: Schwarzkopf Professional SalonLab

Schwarzkopf SalonLab was awarded Product Brand of the Year in the category “Excellence in Branding”.