Diversity & Inclusion Facts & Figures
Our markets and products are diverse, and so are our people. Diversity describes the individual differences that make Henkel unique – visible differences like gender and invisible differences like experience, values, education, sexual orientation, origin or religious background. If individual differences complement each other well within a team and if every employee is appreciated, real inclusion can be achieved. Henkel wants to create an inclusive working environment in which every employee is valued and individual performance is recognized. At Henkel, we take a holistic approach to diversity & inclusion, and foster a corporate culture that embraces the inclusion and appreciation of individual differences. A special focus lies upon the among others on the dimensions of gender, cultures and mindset.
- Our goal is to continually increase the share of female representation at all levels of the organization. Worldwide, women make up about 36 percent of our workforce.
- The share of women in leadership positions has developed positively in recent years, increasing in the period between 2003 and 2020, from 22 percent to about 37 percent.
- Henkel supports its employees in maintaining a healthy work-life flexibility, to balance their work and personal commitments. We can only make full use of the skills and talents of all our employees if we support them in successfully meeting the challenges of family and career.
- Henkel employs about 53,000 employees from 125 nations.
- About 85 percent of our employees work outside of Germany.
- In 2020, the share of sales from emerging markets equaled 40 percent.
- In our HR policy, we pursue what we call a “Triple Two Philosophy.” Triple Two means that in the course of their career, managers are offered the opportunity to gain experience in at least two functions, countries and business units.
- Mindset diversity means embracing and valuing all different ways of thinking, perspectives and opinions.
- We are convinced that it is a key competitive edge that allows better decisions and successful innovations, which results in better business performance.
- As part of the Newcomer’s Pulse Check, we measure how different opinions are valued in the organization.
Henkel hosts ideation hackathon for female entrepreneurs
Henkel’s open innovation and collaboration platform, Henkel dx Ventures, will host its second Xathon, a female ideation hackathon. This year’s main partner is “Global Digital Women”. The hackathon aims to empower female tech talents to develop and shape their entrepreneurial mindset and ideas. It will take place on November 20-22, 2020. The application period is now open and closes on October 30. Interested participants can apply at www.henkel.com/digital-business/xathon-2020.
Henkel X hosts largest all-female ideation hackathon in Berlin
Henkel’s open innovation and collaboration platform, Henkel X, will host its first Xathon, Europe’s biggest female ideation hackathon. The event aims to empower 150 female talents to develop and shape their entrepreneurial mindset and ideas. The Xathon will take place on November 15-17, 2019 at the Facebook offices in Berlin. The application period starts on September 12.
“For Those Who Step Up”: Henkel’s new employer branding campaign
Under the umbrella “For those who step up”, Henkel has released a new employer branding campaign. The re-launch is comprised of website and global talent-communication material that focuses on individual employees and their personal experiences with Henkel. The tonality and look-and-feel of the campaign builds on Henkel’s entrepreneurial mindset and showcases what prospective talents can expect when they start working at Henkel. The Henkel mindset is strongly conveyed in bold and catchy headlines such as “Step up,” “Team up,” “Stay curious,” “Keep Challenging” and “Change the game.” The Berlin-based communication agency RCKT developed the global campaign and introduced it globally to suit employees in over 75 countries.
The Schwarzkopf Million Chances Award is again looking for initiatives supporting women and girls!
Following its successful launch last year, the Schwarzkopf Million Chances Award will again be presented in 2019. The prize is awarded by the brand to projects that support female empowerment. The long term goal is to give women and girls the same advantages and opportunities as boys and men have. To encourage this and motivate others, the Schwarzkopf Million Chances Award, worth a total of 40,000 euros, is now entering its second round.
“Impressions of my daily digital life”
Catching up on the latest tweets at breakfast, ordering a taxi via Uber, sharing a photo with friends from the concert via snapchat or finding the perfect room on Airbnb for the long-awaited trip to Barcelona: for some this may seem like a normal day, for others this digital world still remains unknown. Time for a new concept of mentoring – only this time, the roles are reversed.
Overwhelming employee engagement
Fifteen years MIT: 15 years of Henkel support for the social engagement of its employees past and present. For it is through the MIT Initiative (“Make an Impact on Tomorrow”) – founded in 1998 – that Henkel channels donations and sponsorship in various forms to its employees and retirees around the world as a means of bolstering their volunteering activities. In these 15 years, more than 10,500 projects have been supported in over 50 countries around the world. And on the occasion of this 15th anniversary of the MIT Initiative, the Management Board of the company has not only allocated an annual donation budget of around 1.8 million euros but also a special fund for additional anniversary projects.