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Mar 9, 2015  Düsseldorf / Germany

Sustainability

Henkel named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” in 2015

Henkel was named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” again this year by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent organization that defines and advances the standards of ethical business practices. The award recognizes companies that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the organization.

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University scientists Professor Dr. Ulrich Schwaneberg and Dr. Ljubica Vojcic (right) from the RWTH Aachen are researching enzymes of the future together with Henkel biotechnologist Dr. Daniela Herbst. Powerful enzymes have recently also been incorporated into hand dishwashing liquids such as Pril.

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Jordi Cruz (left), SHEQ Latin America Manager, and Jose Luis Romero Mejia, Sulfonation Operator, examine the new heat recovery system’s contribution to more efficient production at our detergent production site in Toluca, Mexico.

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Product developer Dr. Qian-Yi Li (left) exchanges views with Dr. Nils Daecke and Saskia Schmaus, experts in digital communication and marketing at Beauty Care, about the creative videos that were generated by a web-based competition to promote more sustainable behavior when taking a shower.

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Fatima Martins, analytical chemist, and her colleague Dr. Eric Strittmatter develop customized solutions for food-safe packaging at the Henkel research site in Bridgewater, New Jersey, USA.

This prize recognizes Henkel’s continued efforts to implement its sustainability strategy of “achieving more with less.” By 2030, the company aims to triple the value it creates for the footprint made by its operations, products and services. Henkel published its 2014 Sustainability Report on March 4 and announced that it reached its first interim sustainability targets for 2015, one year ahead of schedule.

Henkel aims to improve its performance again in 2015 and is working on defining new interim targets for 2020. The company is committed to leadership in sustainability and sees it not only as a responsibility but also an opportunity to continuously improve and strengthen its competitiveness.

Henkel’s assessment and recognition by sustainability experts increases market transparency and provides important feedback on how well the company is implementing its sustainability strategy.

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