Diversity & Inclusion

'At Henkel, we promote a holistic Diversity & Inclusion approach. The diversity of our employees, their backgrounds, experiences, talents, knowledge, creativity, and the appreciation of all their individual differences are the foundation for our competitive advantage. As a multinational corporation, Henkel employs people from 120 nations in almost 80 countries. About 85 percent of our employees work outside of Germany, with more than half of them in emerging markets. We believe that a company culture focused on diversity and inclusion is the key driver of creativity, innovation, and invention. Our ability to deliver excellent results is fueled by and dependent on our ability to embed Diversity & Inclusion in our corporate culture and the way we do business.

We have a strong commitment to bringing together the right mix in teams from across our global organization. These teams are to match our markets’ and clients’ needs in terms of knowledge, skills and cultural background. We are convinced that diverse teams stimulate innovation and new ways of problem solving; yet they need an inclusive culture and leadership to help them function at their best.

Diversity & Inclusion is a business imperative embedded in our company values. We actively promote it among our employees, raise awareness, and foster an environment that welcomes and embraces different perspectives, cultures, and diversity of thought.

Diversity & Inclusion is firmly anchored in our corporate culture. It is not only an approach to meet the needs of increasingly diverse markets and stakeholders by providing creative and innovative products, services, and solutions; but it is also a company commitment to support an inclusive culture and management practice to leverage our full potential. For us, it is crucial that our leaders know and understand the commitment to Diversity & Inclusion as well as what is expected of them. This is why we put particular emphasis on strengthening inclusive leadership.

We value, challenge, and reward our people. This means we are a global team united by a strong set of values. We treat each other with respect, develop our capabilities, and promote diversity in all relevant dimensions. We take personal responsibility, always act with integrity, and lead by example.

Facts and Figures

Vouluntary Commitment: Charte de la Diversite

Henkel France signed the diversity charter in 2011 in area of Industry trades.

Voluntary Commitment: Diversity Charter

In 2014, top executives signed the Diversity Charter in a Town Hall Meeting, underlining the importance of its values for the company.

Voluntary Commitment: Member of the German Charter of Diversity

Since the establishment of the Charter of Diversity in 2006, more than 3400 companies and institutions have confessed to the contents of the Charter. Henkel was one of the first companies that has committed itself to the Charter and is a founding member of the association which continues the initiative as a charitable organization since 2011.

Voluntary Commitment: Diversity Charter

By signing the Diversity Charter in 2009, Henkel Italy clearly states its commitment to Diversity & Inclusion.