As sustainability leaders, we aim to pioneer new solutions for sustainable development while continuing to shape our business responsibly and increase our economic success. This ambition encompasses all of our company’s activities – along the entire value chain.


Our sustainability strategy

Creating more value through our business activities while reducing our environmental footprint – that is our goal for 2030.

Corporate Citizenship

Corporate Citizenship

Social engagement – or corporate citizenship – has always been an integral part of our sense of responsibility as a company.

For more than 140 years, Henkel has been taking a visionary approach to supporting environmental and social progress. We recognize the potential impact we can have by developing sustainable innovations – because our products and technologies are used millions of times around the world every day. We’ve integrated environmental and social criteria into our innovation process so that every new product or formulation we launch contributes to sustainability.

Alongside this focus on innovation, we’ve set ourselves ambitious targets as part of a comprehensive sustainability strategy. This provides a shared understanding of our direction of travel by building sustainability into the day-to-day work of our employees around the world. And it drives progress toward improved sustainability and business performance – because we believe these two aspects go hand-in-hand. Together with our partners, we’re advancing sustainability along the entire value chain.

Henkel in the UK and Ireland

Henkel in the UK and Ireland is, like the global company, committed to leadership in sustainability. Every day, we focus on sustainability to maintain a balance between economic success, protection of the environment and social responsibility, throughout the whole business.

The global sustainability strategy is implemented in all our company activities along the entire value chain, from production to customer partnerships, to supporting local charities and employee engagement.

Our products and technologies are continuously being challenged and developed to further support our sustainable development and reduce the impact on the environment. For example, the technology for Henkel’s Loctite GC10 solder paste, means no refrigeration is needed and it has a much longer shelf life. Therefore, it eliminates the need for cold shipping, refrigerated storage and less product is wasted. This innovative technology was the result of several years of research from our Product Development team in the UK and is proving a firm favourite with customers, bringing significant cost savings and reductions in energy consumption.

30 Years Sustainable Development

This Spotlight feature tells the story of our key topics and projects from the past, present and future – and how they support the global commitment to sustainability.

Our approach to sustainability

Corporate commitment

Key figures

Collaboration & partnerships

External assessments

Henkel Awarded Platinum Assessment Category

As a member of the “Together for Sustainability” initiative, Henkel’s sustainability management was again assessed by the international rating agency EcoVadis. Henkel received the “Platinum Recognition Level,” which is the highest assessment category for this corporate social responsibility rating.

Industry Leader at ISS ESG

Henkel retained its Prime Status from ISS ESG (formerly Oekom Research). With the rating B+, Henkel was the best performer in the consumer goods sector.

Included in FTSE4Good since 2001

For the 20th consecutive year, Henkel is included in the FTSE4Good ethical index, which was introduced by the Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange in 2001.

Listed in the Global 100 Index

Henkel was listed in the “2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” (Global 100 Index) of Corporate Knights, a media and investment advisory company. Companies named in the Global 100 index are the top overall sustainability performers in their respective industrial sectors. Within the personal product sector, Henkel was ranked among the top three.

'Included in the Euronext Vigeo Eiris sustainability indices

Henkel was again listed in the Euronext Vigeo Eiris sustainability indices 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.

Top Position at Sustainalytics

The sustainability rating 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.