2012 is the fifth year Henkel has been honored for its efforts
Scottsdale, Arizona; April 2, 2012 –
For the fifth year in a row, Henkel has been named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the U.S. Ethisphere Institute. This honor recognizes Henkel’s ethical approach to corporate governance and its commitment to sustainable development. In North America, Henkel markets a wide range of consumer and industrial brands including Dial® soaps, Purex® laundry detergents, Right Guard® antiperspirants, got2b® hair gels, and Loctite® adhesives.
The continued inclusion of Henkel in the list of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” reiterates the company’s strong commitment to sustainability and its high ethical standards. The ranking names a total of 145 companies in more than 40 different sectors. Henkel was recognized by the expert jury, comprised of U.S. scientists, academics, lawyers and government representatives. The multistage assessment process was based on business conduct as demonstrated in a range of categories including corporate citizenship, ethics and compliance programs, and innovation.
Henkel’s performance in the area of sustainable and socially responsible development has repeatedly been recognized by experts. Previously, the oekom rating agency judged Henkel as the company with the world’s highest social and environmental standards in the “Drugstore and Cosmetic Products” category. In 2011, Henkel was recognized for the second time in succession by the CRF Institute as “Germany’s Top Employer” and also was listed among the Corporate Knights “Global 100” as one of the 100 most sustainable companies in the world. In addition, Henkel also was recognized by Walmart for its sustainability efforts.
Henkel in North America
Henkel markets a wide range of well-known consumer and industrial brands in North America, including Dial® soaps, Purex® laundry detergents, Right Guard® antiperspirants, got2b® hair gels, and Loctite® adhesives. Visit www.henkelna.com for more information.
Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs more than 47,000 people and reported sales of $21.7 billion and adjusted operating profit of $2.8 billion in fiscal 2011. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX and the company ranks among the Fortune Global 500.