Spotlight on our ERGs: PRIDE

DEI People Dec 9, 2022

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are an important part of company culture. They help build community and engage different perspectives with the goal of encouraging positive change within and outside of the company.

In our Spotlight on ERG series, learn about our 17 ERGs across Henkel North America with over 1,000 employees participating and helping us build an inclusive environment and spirit of belonging. Together we are advancing our DEI priorities.

Learn more below about our PRIDE ERG.

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About PRIDE:

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PRIDE is the LGBTQ+ ERG here at Henkel, and it is all about community and connection. PRIDE allows employees to connect with others across the company who share similar experiences and identities. However, PRIDE is open and welcoming to allies as well, encouraging employees of all backgrounds to get together, form a community and advocate for positive change within the organization.

Paul Wintner, Global Education Manager, Alterna and PRIDE ERG President

The PRIDE ERG helps Henkel colleagues connect with one another over shared experiences, so that no one feels alone. Everyone is welcome to join us in building community and bringing positive change to Henkel.

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PRIDE’s goal is to help Henkel reach its strategic objectives and drive growth by supporting employee recruitment & development, acting as the voice of LGBTQ+ consumers and employees, and providing a supportive community for all. It offers employees the opportunity to network with others across all business units and to engage with senior leadership to help effectively create change and foster a more inclusive culture within the Henkel workplace.

PRIDE offers a multitude of ways for members to support the LGBTQ+ community. Some recent favorites include supporting Henkel’s participation in the HRC CEI (Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index), representing Henkel at the PRIDE Parade in Los Angeles and PRIDE in the Park in Connecticut, and organizing over $60,000 donations over the past three years to LGBTQ+ charities.

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PRIDE ERGs members from California to Connecticut participated in Henkel’s first ERG Symposium with senior executives to plan for continued growth of ERGs for employees and the business.

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Henkel PRIDE ERG members from Culver City, CA marched in the Los Angeles PRIDE Parade in June 2022, celebrating the 50th year of this annual event.

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Henkel PRIDE ERG members from across Connecticut hosted a Henkel booth at the PRIDE in the Park event to support the Triangle Community Center and their work for the LGBTTQ+ community.

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The PRIDE ERGs have organized over $60,000 in donations and volunteered their time to support these charities in their efforts to bring hope, healing and celebration of the LGBTQ+ community.