At Henkel, everyone feels responsible for innovation. Many participate directly via a digital platform. Employees worldwide can submit their ideas and impressions. The submissions include not only new ideas, but also suggestions from teams who decide together which processes can be reduced or even eliminated. By trimming away some of these redundant and even obstructive rules, it opens more room for individuals to be creative.
Without people there would be no innovations, as ideas arise in interaction with one another. Ways of working are changing fundamentally now, making it easier to collaborate with colleagues around the world. For Henkel, it is important to draw on as many different impulses as possible – also from outside. We work in many areas with partners, start-ups, suppliers, customers, universities, and research institutions. Opening up and conducting joint, collaborative research on the challenges of the future is crucial. In this way, we ensure our future viability, meaning the ability to respond proactively to a constantly changing world.