Company Profile

Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. The DAX-30 company has its headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany. Henkel employs more than 52,000 people worldwide, around 85 percent of whom work outside of Germany. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international ratings and rankings.

In the fiscal year 2019, the company reported sales of more than 20 billion euros and an operating profit of around 3.2 billion euros (adjusted for one-time gains/charges and restructuring charges).

Three globally operating business units

The Adhesive Technologies business unit is the world market leader in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings for consumers, craftsmen and industrial applications. Henkel offers a multitude of applications to satisfy the needs of different target groups: consumers, craftsmen, and industrial businesses. In 2019, the business unit generated sales of 9,461 million euros, 47 percent of total company sales.

Products from the Beauty Care business unit are available worldwide. Beauty Care stands for brand-name products in the fields of hair colorants, hair styling, hair care, toiletries, skin care, and oral hygiene. Beauty Care is one of the world’s leading suppliers of hair-salon products. In 2019, the business unit generated sales of 3,877 million euros, 19 percent of total company sales.

Laundry & Home Care has always played an important role for Henkel: The company’s success story started with a product from this business unit. The Laundry Care business includes heavy-duty and specialty detergents, fabric softeners, laundry- performance enhancers, and other fabric-care products. The Home Care portfolio includes hand- and automatic-dishwashing products, cleaners for bathroom and WC applications, and household, glass and specialty cleaners. Air fresheners and insect control products for household application are offered in select regions. In 2019, the Laundry & Home Care business unit generated sales of 6,656 million euros, 33 percent of total company sales.

Our corporate culture

"Creating sustainable value” is our purpose that unites all of us at Henkel. We want to create value – for our customers and consumers, for our teams and our people, for our shareholders as well as for the wider society and communities in which we operate.

Our corporate culture and our purpose, vision, mission and values unite our diverse workforce and provide a clear framework and guidance. Globally binding behavioral rules are specified in a series of codes. They provide guidance for the behavior and actions of our employees in all our business areas around the world.

Our purpose:Creating sustainable value

Our vision: Leading with our innovations, brands and technologies

Our mission: We want to serve our customers and consumers worldwide as the most trusted partner with leading positions in all relevant markets and categories – as a passionate team united by shared values.

Our values: Customers and consumers, people, financial performance, sustainability, family business.

 
 
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