Rankings & Awards 

Proof points of our performance culture.

Every year, Henkel is featured in over 80 awards. Here is a selection of the recognitions Henkel has received from customers, distributors, institutes, and other stakeholders over the last years in North America.

 Employer Attractiveness

Outstanding "Top Employer 2019"

Henkel Germany is one of the world's best employers – and for the tenth time, has been awarded the title of "Top Employer" by The Top Employers Institute.

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.

Brand Equity, Products & Innovations

Henkel is recognized with the “Höchste Reputation” distinction.

In a study conducted by German magazine Focus, Henkel received honors in the FMCG category.

Horizont ranking about the best career chances.

Henkel is among the top 10 of German companies offering the best career chances.

Adhesive Technologies recognized by key customers

Recent awards in 2018 and 2019 reflect the high standards for quality, innovation and customer service provided by the Adhesive Technologies team to key customers in North America. These awards include: Becton Dickinson (BD) Partnership Award, General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award, Ford Quality Award, and the Honda Quality/Delivery Award.

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.

Beauty brands finalists for 2018 CEW Awards

Joico®, Schwarzkopf® and Zotos Professional® have been announced as finalists for the 2018 Cosmetic Executive Women Beauty Awards. The awards, which celebrate the most innovative new products of the year, are the industry's highest honor.

Trumbull R&D site wins 2018 Connecticut Building Congress Award

Henkel recently took home the first-place award from The Connecticut Building Congress for major renovations or expansions on its new research and development facility at 4 Trefoil Drive in Trumbull, Connecticut.

Beauty Care Hair Professional Canada wins 2018 Salon Magazine Reader’s Choice Award

Schwarzkopf Professional® Canada and Alterna® Haircare Canada were chosen as winners in the respective categories of Best Lightening System, Best Hairspray, and Best Styling Product the 2018 Salon Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards. This is the only Canadian awards for professional beauty products voted by Canadian hair professionals.

Henkel honored with Diversity Supplier Award

 Henkel earned the Diversity Supplier of the Year award at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Annual Supplier Awards Ceremony in 2018. The event recognizes automotive suppliers that have shown extraordinary commitment, performance and partnership to the global automotive manufacturer.

Bowling Green Plant earns Business of the Year Award 

Henkel’s largest laundry manufacturing plant in North America received the John B. Holland Business of the Year Award from the Bowling Green, KY  Chamber of Commerce. The site was recognized for their capital investment, job creation, and community engagement.

Two CES 2018 Innovation Awards for Schwarzkopf Professional SalonLab™

Schwarzkopf Professional SalonLab – a digital ecosystem for quantifying and customizing the hair care experience, propelling hair salons into the digital age – made not only its debut at CES in Las Vegas but is also two-time recipient of the CES 2018 Innovation Awards.

“Product of the Year" 2018 awards in the US

Schwarzkopf Gliss Ultimate Repair Anti-Damage Mask and Purex Crystals Botanicals were winners at the Product of the Year USA 2018 awards, the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. Both products were honored in their respective categories of Beauty and Laundry Boosters.

Henkel is among the “World's Most Admired Companies” in 2018.

In Fortune's “World's Most Admired Companies” ranking, Henkel was confirmed as one of the most reputable companies in its industry category, “Soaps & Cosmetics,” finishing in fourth place.

Products & Innovation

HORIZONT publishes the 19th Reader`s Digest study about the most trustable brands in Germany.

Henkel wins in the category “Detergents” with Persil and thus maintains the trust of its customers for many years.


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.

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.

Henkel Awarded Gold Assessment Category

As a member of the “Together for Sustainability” initiative, Henkel’s sustainability management was assessed by the international rating agency, EcoVadis. Based on its corporate social responsibility rating, Henkel was placed in the highest assessment category. 

Industry Leader at Oekom

Henkel retained its Prime Status from ISS-oekom. With the rating B, Henkel was the best performer in the consumer goods sector. Since 1993, the rating agency has actively helped to shape the sustainable investment market.

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.

Included in FTSE4Good since 2001

For the 19th consecutive year, Henkel is included in the FTSE4Good ethical index, which was first introduced by the Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange in 2001.

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.