Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its two business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 145 years of success. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. The DAX-40 company has its headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany. Henkel employs more than 50,000 people worldwide, around 85 percent of whom work outside of Germany. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international ratings and rankings.
In the fiscal year 2022, the company reported sales of 22 billion euros and an operating profit of 2.3 billion euros (adjusted for one-time gains/charges and restructuring charges).
Henkel-Logo am Standort in Düsseldorf
Two globally operating business units
Consumer Brands is our business unit covering consumer brands and products in the areas of Laundry & Home Care and Hair. In 2022, when Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care were still two separate business units, Beauty Care generated sales of 3,775 million euros, 17 percent of total company sales. Laundry & Home Care generated sales of 7,152 million euros in 2022, 32 percent of total company sales.
Laundry & Home Care
Our company purpose expresses what unites us all at Henkel: Pioneers at heart for the good of generations. We are a diverse team of more than 50,000 colleagues worldwide, striving to enrich and improve life every day through our products, services, and solutions. Our Purpose is built from our roots and carries a long-standing legacy of innovation, responsibility, and sustainability into the future. Our shared values and Leadership Commitments guide our decisions and actions every day.
At Henkel, we shape our future guided by a long-term strategic framework based on our purpose and our values.
This framework will help us to win the 20s for Henkel with a clear focus on purposeful growth. This means creating superior customer and consumer value to outgrow our markets, reinforcing our leadership in sustainability and enabling our employees to grow, professionally and personally, through their work at Henkel.
The main elements of our strategic framework are a winning portfolio, competitive edge in the areas of innovation, sustainability and digital as well as future-ready operating models, underpinned by a strong foundation of a collaborative culture and empowered people.
For more information on the strategic framework go to https://www.henkel.com/company/strategy
Henkel headquarters in Düsseldorf
Henkel headquarters in Düsseldorf
Henkel delivers very strong organic sales growth in the first quarter
- Group sales increase organically by 6.6 percent to around 5.6 billion euros; nominal 6.4 percent
- Growth driven by very strong sales increases in both business units:
- Adhesive Technologies with organic growth of 6.8 percent, nominal 6.1 percent
- Consumer Brands achieves organic sales growth of 7.0 percent, nominal 7.3 percent
- Exit from business activities in Russia completed
- Further progress in implementing strategic growth agenda
- Outlook for fiscal 2023 confirmed
Dividend on prior-year level resolved
At the Annual General Meeting of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA on April 24, 2023, the shareholders approved all agenda items. A total of about 88 percent of the voting capital stock was represented. For the first time since April 2019, the Annual General Meeting was again held as an attendance event at the CCD-Stadthalle in Düsseldorf.