Awards and Recognition
Proof points of our performance culture.
Every year, Henkel receives numerous awards. Here is a selection of the recognition that Henkel has received from customers, distributors, institutes, and other stakeholders over the last years in North America.
Corporate Reputation and Community Engagement
2021 WayUp Top 100 Internship Programs
Henkel was recognized by WayUp, the leading platform for employers to recruit diverse, qualified talent, as one of the 100 best internship programs in the U.S. Companies were selected by a panel of industry expert judges and thousands of public votes.
2021 America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes
Henkel has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2021. Best Employers for Diversity were chosen based on an independent survey of over 50,000 employees working for companies employing at least 1,000 people in their U.S. operations.
2021 GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award
Copy: Henkel’s adhesive production sites in Richmond, Missouri, and Tlalnepantla, Mexico, were honored by General Motors for meeting or exceeding a stringent set of quality performance criteria including consistently delivering quality products on time and with zero disruptions throughout 2020.
2021 Handshake Early Talent Award
Out of over 500,000 employers using Handshake’s platform, Henkel ranked in the top 120 organizations – the top 10 among CPGs – based on the following 4 characteristics: student interest, message engagement, brand resonance, and virtual event participation.
2020 Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Business Expansion Award
Henkel was recognized with a Business Expansion Award by the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, as a South Central Kentucky businesses that expanded operations in 2019, investing capital and creating jobs.
Forbes 2018: Henkel Ranks Amongst America’s Best Employers
For the third time in a row, Henkel was recognized in the Forbes ranking as one of America’s Best Large Employers. Based on the opinions of 30,000 Americans, Statista determined the ranking of companies with more than 5,000 employees.
Products & Innovations
Bergquist microTIM product wins 2021 NPI award
Henkel's Bergquist Micro-Thermal Interface Material Coatings win Circuits Assembly magazine 2021 NPI Award. Henkel's microTIM product was named the winner in the thermal interface materials category.
Henkel Beauty and Laundry brands win 2021 POY
Henkel brands all free clear pure, Schwarzkopf Color Boost and Snuggle SuperCare Scent Booster were awarded 2021 Product of the Year (POY) USA awards in their respective categories. Persil ProClean OXI Power DISCS were also awarded a POY Canada in the “Laundry Detergent” category!
Thermal Control Solution Earns Global Technology Award 2020
Henkel’s BERGQUIST Liqui-Form TLF 6000HG thermal interface material was recognized for its ability to help optimize performance of 5G telecom infrastructure systems by dissipating heat. The material has high gap stability and can withstand the operational and environmental stresses of high-power systems in outdoor environments.
2020 FMCG Food & Beverage Highly Commended
Henkel’s North America Purchasing Team was recognized by the Supply Chain Finance community with 2020 FMCG Food & Beverage Highly Commended award for its best-in-class initiative to digitally streamline processes for invoicing and payment to suppliers.
2020 göt2b Hair Color recognized on Top 25 Breakthrough Innovations List
göt2b Hair Color was included in the Nielsen Global Consumer Business 2020 U.S. BASES Top 25 Breakthrough Innovations List. Winners of the Breakthrough Innovations have won consumers’ hearts and minds through ingenuity, marketing savvy, and expert-level decision-making.
Henkel Beauty and Laundry brands win 2020 POY
Schwarzkopf Simply Color and Renuzit Snuggle brands were named a 2020 Product of the Year, the world's largest consumer-voted award for product innovation, in their respective categories of hair care and air care.
Thermal Management and Underfill Materials win 2019 NPI Awards
Circuits Assembly magazine’s annual NPI Awards contest recognizes leading products for electronics assembly introduced during the last year. BERGQUIST® GAP PAD® TGP 7000ULM thermal interface material (TIM) and LOCTITE® ECCOBOND® UF 1173 underfill were selected as winning products in their respective categories.
Purex Crystals named 2019 Product of the Year
Purex Crystals has been named a 2019 Product of the Year, the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation, across its entire portfolio in the “Laundry Booster” category.
2021 Altair Enlighten Award
The Altair Enlighten Award honors innovation in sustainability within the auto industry. Henkel Adhesive Technologies claimed second place in 2021, in the category of sustainable process, for its Next Generation Metal Pretreatment.
Henkel ranked 2021 Global 100
Henkel has been ranked among the '2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World' by Corporate Knights, taking 3rd place among the personal product companies.
2020 Dow Packaging Award
Henkel was awarded with the highest honor in the 2020 Dow Packaging Innovation Awards for its Social Plastic® ecosystem in collaboration with Plastic Bank.
2020 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.
2019 Henkel Bowling Green receives Green to Gold Award
Henkel's Laundry & Home Care plant in Bowling Green, KY received the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce's 2019 Green to Gold Award, recognizing South Central Kentucky businesses that exemplify green leadership.
2019 EPIX innovation honored by Dow
Henkel's innovative EPIX Technology enhances paper products and offers paper packaging alternatives for consumers. It recently was recognized as a Diamond Finalist in the 2019 Dow Packaging Innovation Awards.