Jul 27, 2016  Rocky Hill, Conn.

Henkel receives Diversity Supplier Development Award

In recognition of its continued commitment to diversity, FCA US LLC has presented the Diversity Supplier Development (Production) award to Henkel. The Qualitas awards acknowledge and highlight suppliers’ commitment to areas including Innovation, Quality, Diversity Supplier Development, and Sustainability. The announcement was made at the sixth annual awards ceremony recently held in Detroit.

“Henkel realizes the critical role diversity plays in the marketplace,” said Angela Curley, head of Diversity and Inclusion at Henkel. “We are honored by the acknowledgement of our efforts around diverse suppliers and will continue to promote diverse spending and recruiting as an integral part of our business strategy. The entire Henkel team thanks FCA US for the recognition.”

As part of diversity supplier efforts, Henkel is actively involved in MBE (minority business enterprise) mentoring, which includes guiding, coaching and providing encouragement to suppliers as well as engaging in supplier capability dialogue at opportunity fairs. Information sessions are held regularly to further educate potential suppliers on ways to do business with Henkel, and the company also ensures that a minority or women-owned business is included in Requests for Quotation (RFQs) where possible.

Additionally, recruitment is a critical piece of Henkel’s diversity strategy. Diversity and an inclusive company culture are key drivers of creativity and inclusion, and, as such, Henkel reaches out to all communities for the best talent to support and continually build on the company’s success.

“This distinguished recognition from FCA US reflects the team’s dedicated efforts over the last several years and confirms that we are on the right track,” added Curley. “It continues to be an important objective for the company to be reflective of the communities where we live and do business, and Henkel intends to build on this even further. We appreciate the partnership with FCA US as we continually reinforce our commitment to diversity.”