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We live in times of transformation and change – for planet and people. It is more important than ever that we act now.

Changes are ubiquitous in a dynamic environment and are shown in global climate change, increased demands on resources and life-support systems like forests, water and biodiversity, as well as social inequality. These topics and sustainability are multifaced, complex, and diverse.

We acknowledge that companies like Henkel play a role in meeting these challenges and bringing about transformational change. At Henkel, sustainable business practices have been an integral part of our company culture. We build on a long legacy of care for people and the environment and our achievements. We also see sustainability as a constant endeavor to make progress on current topics and keep learning about new issues, based on scientific knowledge.

Henkel Sustainability Manifesto

We are living and working in ever changing times. Our mission to tackle environmental, social and political challenges has never been clearer. 

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What role do global businesses play?

As an important player and partner in society, companies have the potential to drive transformational change. Alongside payments in the form of salaries and taxes, businesses contribute to promoting economic and social development as employers, purchasers and investors. They can also accelerate the transformation to a sustainable economy by creating innovative technologies and products.

We recognize that we can only achieve our ambition of transformational change by thinking in systems. With us, our stakeholders also recognize their position in times of change. That is why we collaborate with our partners along the value chain, with communities, with policymakers and the entire corporate world to drive systemic solutions forward.


Time for transformational change

We are committed to driving transformational change by creating more value for our stakeholders, developing our business successfully, and acting sustainably for the benefit of current and future generations. In 2022, we published our 2030+ Sustainability Ambition Framework, which sets the frame for our global sustainability strategy and which we link to the high aspiration of achieving a “Transformational Impact for the Good of Generations.”

It is up to all of us to bring this strategy to life. We bring different perspectives together in pursuit of one common ambition. By entering strong partnerships and supporting initiatives, we can accelerate the transformational change and develop innovative products and technologies that improve quality of life for people and communities, while also protecting the future of our planet. In the process, we also support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), on the one hand through our broad product portfolio and our presence in a large number of markets, and on the other hand through our many years of intensive work on a wide range of sustainability issues.

In times of transformational change and changes our corporate values and enduring commitment are a reliable constant. At the same time, we dedicate ourselves to identifying new opportunities to create impact. And we thrive to continue to be an impactful driver of this transformation.