As sustainability leaders, we aim to pioneer new solutions for sustainable development while continuing to shape our business responsibly and increase our economic success. This ambition encompasses all of our company’s activities – along the entire value chain.

Sustainability in North America

Our approximately 9,000 employees in around 70 facilities across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico have firmly embraced the principles of sustainable development in their daily work and think and act accordingly.


Our sustainability strategy

Creating more value through our business activities while reducing our environmental footprint – that is our goal for 2030.

Corporate Citizenship

Corporate Citizenship

Social engagement – or corporate citizenship – has always been an integral part of our sense of responsibility as a company.

2021 Global 100

Henkel has been ranked among the ‘2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ by Corporate Knights, and  third place among the personal product companies.

For more than 140 years, Henkel has been taking a visionary approach to supporting environmental and social progress. We recognize the potential impact we can have by developing sustainable innovations – because our products and technologies are used millions of times around the world every day. We’ve integrated environmental and social criteria into our innovation process so that every new product or formulation we launch contributes to sustainability.

Alongside this focus on innovation, we’ve set ourselves ambitious targets as part of a comprehensive sustainability strategy. This provides a shared understanding of our direction of travel by building sustainability into the day-to-day work of our employees around the world. And it drives progress toward improved sustainability and business performance – because we believe these two aspects go hand-in-hand. Together with our partners, we’re advancing sustainability along the entire value chain.

30 Years Sustainable Development

This Spotlight feature tells the story of our key topics and projects from the past, present and future – and how they support the global commitment to sustainability.

Our approach to sustainability

Corporate commitment

Key figures

Collaboration & partnerships