In 2021, Henkel reported sales of 20 billion euros and an operating profit of 2.7 billion euros (adjusted for one-time gains/charges and restructuring charges).
Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its two business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 145 years of success. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. The DAX-30 company has its headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany. Henkel employs more than 50,000 people worldwide, around 85 percent of whom work outside of Germany. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international ratings and rankings.
About Henkel in North America
In North America, Henkel operates across its two business units: Adhesive Technologies and Henkel Consumer Brands. Its portfolio of well-known consumer and industrial brands includes Schwarzkopf® hair care, Dial® soaps, Persil®, Purex® and all® laundry detergents, Snuggle® fabric softeners as well as Loctite®, Technomelt® and Bonderite® adhesives. With sales of around 6 billion U.S. dollars (5 billion euros) in 2021, North America accounts for 27 percent of the company's global sales. Henkel employs over 8,000 people across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.henkel-northamerica.com, and on Twitter@Henkel_NA.
Our company purpose expresses what unites us all at Henkel: Pioneers at heart for the good of generations. We are a diverse team of more than 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.
Pioneers at heart for the good of generations
Customers and consumers, people, financial performance, sustainability, family business.
At Henkel, we shape our future guided by a long-term strategic framework based on our purpose, our vision, our mission and values.
This framework will help us to win the 20s for Henkel with a clear focus on purposeful growth. This means creating superior customer and consumer value to outgrow our markets, reinforcing our leadership in sustainability and enabling our employees to grow, professionally and personally, through their work at Henkel.
The main elements of our strategic framework are a winning portfolio, competitive edge in the areas of innovation, sustainability and digitalization as well as future-ready operating models, underpinned by a strong foundation of a collaborative culture and empowered people.
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Henkel volunteers support CSR-projects for renovation and building around the globe
Corporate Citizenship is a key element of Henkel´s sustainability strategy. To help people leading a better life, the company has set itself the goal to improve the lives of 30 million people worldwide*. This commitment among others is based on the volunteering engagement of its employees including dedicated housing and renovation projects. UN-Habitat estimates that by 2030 about 3 billion people will need access to adequate housing**. This corresponds to about 40 per cent of the world’s population and a demand for 96,000 new affordable and accessible housing units every day.
Mark Dorn to become new Executive Vice President Adhesive Technologies
Effective February 1, 2023, Mark Dorn (49), currently Senior Vice President at Henkel with responsibility for the Adhesive Technologies business in the Asia-Pacific region, will be appointed Executive Vice President and member of the Management Board responsible for the Adhesive Technologies business unit. He succeeds Jan-Dirk Auris, who will leave the company at the end of January 2023 after around 35 years of successful service.
Henkel signs agreement with Shell on renewable-based ingredients for Persil®, Purex® and all® brands
Shell to replace approximately 200,000 tonnes of fossil feedstocks with renewable feedstocks for cleaning ingredients used in Henkel’s largest laundry brands in North America. A third-party certified mass balance approach will be used.