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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

Henkel among America's Best Large Employers 2017

Henkel was included in the Forbes ranking of America’s Best Employers 2017! Based on the opinions of 30,000 Americans, Statista determined the ranking of companies in 25 different industries.

Outstanding "Top Employer 2018"

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

Cannon Falls, MN plant awarded best place to work

In 2017, for the 8th year in a row, Bergquist’s Cannon Falls plant was awarded as one of the Best Places to Work in Southeast Minnesota by the Work Force Development. The Workforce Development of Southeast Minnesota serves ten counties. Recipients of the award completed a survey that included metrics on growth rate, internal promotions, training, benefits, community involvement and more.

Henkel subsidiary, The Sun Products Corporation, named top workplace 2016

Acquired by Henkel in September 2016, the Sun Products Corporation was named a 2016 Top Workplace in Connecticut by Hearst Media Services. The Top Workplaces awards are based solely on employee feedback.

Brand Equity

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.

"Unicepta CEO Ranking" best media image 2016

Hans Van Bylen was recognized as the CEO with the best media image of all DAX30 CEOs. UNICEPTA Medienanalyse GmbH is a leading global provider for monitoring, media analysis, research competence and communication consulting services.

“Product of the Year" 2017 awards in the US

Two Henkel brands, Schwarzkopf Keratin Color and Snuggle Plus SuperFresh were awarded “Product of the Year” in their respective categories. Product of the Year is the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation where winners are backed by the votes of 40,000 consumers in a national representative survey conducted by research partner Kantar TNS.

Technomelt wins 2017 NPI award

Henkel’s Technomelt AS 8998 hot melt masking material won a New Product Introduction Award from Circuits Assembly magazine. The award was handed over at the IPC APEX Expo, an event that attracts global players from the printed circuit board and electronic manufacturing industry.

Schwarzkopf Professional recognized by Beauty Launchpad Magazine

Schwarzkopf Professional brands Igora Royal, OSiS+ Bouncy Curls, and BC Bonacure Color Freeze Gloss Serum each won a 2016 Readers’ Choice Award from Beauty Launchpad Magazine. Stylists, who are the magazine’s primary audience, submitted thousands of nominations and voted online for their favorite products.

Persil ProClean Original wins “Best Overall” detergent.

In 2016, Persil ProClean Original was named the nation’s top laundry detergent by the consumer testing website Reviewed.com, a division of USA Today. Reviewed.com performed testing of the country’s top five selling laundry detergents.

Henkel wins Diversity Supplier Award from Fiat Chrysler in 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC recognized Henkel for its continued commitment to diversity with a Diversity Supplier Development (Production) Award.


Gold-Rating by EcoVadis

As a member of the “Together for Sustainability” initiative, Henkel’s sustainability management was again analyzed by the international rating agency EcoVadis in 2017, who rewarded Henkel with the “Gold Recognition Level”.

Industry leader at Oekom

In the Corporate Responsibility Review 2017 by Oekom Research, Henkel was ranked as the best company in the Household & Personal Products category.

Henkel received the RobecoSAM Gold Class and Industry Mover Award 2017

Henkel received the Gold Class award and Industry Mover award for its Sustainability performance and was also included in the “Sustainability Yearbook 2017”.

External Assessments Henkel’s leading role in sustainable development and corporate social responsibility is confirmed by many international rating organizations and sustainability analysts. We are proud to be listed in numerous ratings and indexes. Read more!

Henkel named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” 2016

For the ninth consecutive year, Henkel was named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent organization based in the U.S. that promotes best practices in corporate ethics and governance.