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External Assessments 

Our assessment and recognition by sustainability experts increases market transparency and provides important feedback on how well we are implementing our sustainability strategy.

Our commitment and performance in these areas is reflected in renowned awards and studies. In addition to international rankings and ratings, recognition at regional level is also growing in importance.

Ratings, rankings, and indices

Logo Carbon disclosure project

London: Henkel has been participating in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) since 2004 to foster transparency in our markets and for our investors. The CDP assesses qualitative and quantitative disclosure on the topics of climate change (score: B), water and forests.

Logo Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World)

Zurich / New York: In 2017, Henkel was listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe (DJSI Europe). Since their launch in 1999, Henkel ranked 9 times as industry leader.

Paris: As a member of the “Together for Sustainability” initiative, Henkel’s sustainabilitymanagement was again assessed by the international rating agency EcoVadis. Based on its corporate social responsibility rating, Henkel was awarded the highest assessment category.


Milan: Henkel is listed in the ECPI Euro Ethical Equity and ECPI EMU Ethical Equity Indices. According to the screening procedure adopted by ECPI, the 150 market-capitalized companies included in the ECPI Indices constitute the most highly recommendedinvestments in the European market (Euro) and the European monetary union (EMU),respectively.

Logo Ethibel Pioneer and Excellence

Paris: In 2017, as in previous years, Henkel was included in the Excellence Europe and Excellence Global Sustainability Indices and was listed in the Ethibel Pioneer and ExcellenceInvestment Registers. Inclusion by the Forum Ethibel qualifies Henkel as a leader in the field of corporate social responsibility in its sector.

Paris: In 2017, Henkel was again listed in the Euronext Vigeo Eiris sustainability indices World 120, Europe 120 and Eurozone 120. They are issued by the transatlantic stock exchange NYSE Euronext and the rating agency Vigeo Eiris and include the 120 highest ranking companies in the respective index.

Logo FTSE 4 Good

London: 2017 marks the 17th consecutive year of Henkel’s inclusion in the ethical index, which was first introduced by the Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange in 2001.

Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

Toronto: Henkel ranks 15th among the “2017 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World”. The list is provided by the media and investment advisory company Corporate Knights. Companies named in the Global 100 index are the top overall sustainability performers in their respective industrial sectors.

Logo Global Challenges Index

Hamburg: In 2016, Henkel was again one of only 50 companies worldwide to be listed in the Global Challenges Index, which is provided by the Börse Hannover and the German rating agency Oekom Research. Henkel has been included in the Global Challenges Index since 2007.

MSCI World ESG Index and MSCI Europe ESG Index

New York: Henkel is again included in the Sustainability Indices MSCI World ESG and MSCI Europe ESG. Global ESG Indices include companies with a strong risk and opportunity management regarding their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.

Logo Oekom Research

Munich: Henkel remains recognized with Prime Status by oekom research. With the rating B, Henkel performs best in the Household & Personal Products category.

Henkel received the Gold Class and Industry Mover awards in the Sustainability Yearbook 2018. It includes the world’s most sustainable companies in each industry as determined by RobecoSAM’s annual corporate sustainability assessment. Over 3,000 of the world’s largest companies are invited to participate in this assessment every year.

Zurich: In 2016, STOXX Limited again included Henkel in the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Indices. The companies are assessed in terms of their environmental, social and governance performance. 

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Amsterdam: The sustainability rating 2016 published by Sustainalytics recognizes Henkel as a global leader in its “Household & Personal Products” sector comparison. The comparative analysis is based on the ESG approach, assessing environmental, social and governance performance.

World’s Most Ethical Companies® Honoree 2016

New York: Henkel was named among the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for the ninth time in a row. Business conduct is assessed in the categories of corporate governance, innovative strength, management style, in-house management systems, reputation management and corporate citizenship.

Logo Züricher Kantonalbank

Zurich: In 2016, Henkel again achieved the top grade “AAA” in the sustainability rating conducted by Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB). As such, Henkel’s place was confirmed in the sustainable investment universe of the ZKB, which forms the basis for various investment products offered by the Swiss cantonal banks.