It all started with a dream. More than 145 years ago, Fritz Henkel, an entrepreneur, and courageous pioneer at heart revolutionized the everyday life of people. With that, he launched a legacy of care: for his employees, society, and environment. Long before the concept existed, he put sustainability first.
Our Purpose expresses what unites us all at Henkel: Pioneers at heart for the good of generations. We are a diverse team of about 50,000 colleagues worldwide, striving to enrich and improve life every day through our products, services, and solutions. Our Purpose is built from our roots and carries a long-standing legacy of innovation, responsibility, and sustainability into the future. Our shared values and Leadership Commitments guide our decisions and actions every day.
Our values guide all our actions, decisions and behaviors. Every day, we need to take decisions in a highly volatile environment. At the same time, we are highly diverse. We come from diverse cultural backgrounds, have different experiences and we operate in a broad range of markets and industries. That’s why clear values which are shared, understood and lived by everyone at Henkel are so important for our future success.
We put our customers and consumers at the center of what we do.
We value, challenge and reward our people.
We drive excellent sustainable financial performance.
We are committed to leadership in sustainability.
We shape our future with a strong entrepreneurial spirit based on our family business tradition.
Our Code of Conduct
We are a company with integrity and high ethical standards in the way we do business, in every country, in all business units and functions – an attitude underlined by our purpose Pioneers at heart for the good of generations. Pioneering spirit and Compliance go hand in hand.
Compliance has and always will play an integral part in our mindset and our business practices. Our Code of Conduct serves as a compass for our actions and behaviors, and it supports us in complex situations to make the right decisions and maintain the global reputation of our company that we have earned over generations with our customers, partners, and the communities we operate in.
Our Code of Conduct