Corporate Citizenship

At Henkel, Corporate Citizenship is our way of “Making Society Future-fit”: with our activities, we empower people through education that provides them with the skillsets and competencies that lead to innovative ideas, sustainable behavior, and new digital solutions. We work together with our employees and retirees, customers, consumers, and NGOs to actively contribute to social progress and give back to our communities contributions that improve our society and adhere to our purpose and corporate values. 

Deeply embedded in our corporate culture is the drive and character of Corporate Citizenship to go beyond our core daily business and make a voluntary social commitment. With these efforts, we are letting our communities know with more than words that we are Pioneers at Heart for the Good of Generations.

Corporate Citizenship in North America

We care and we act to do our part to improve the quality of life in our communities across North America.

When the coronavirus struck the world, Henkel created a Global Solidarity Program to aid communities in the fight against COVID-19. In 2020, the North America region donated more than $750,000 and more than 1.7 million units of our essential household and personal hygiene products.

As our Global Solidarity Program donations centered on basic needs of food and shelter, medical supplies and disaster relief, we also continued our support of organizations that champion equity for all, increase access to education, and serve health and housing needs.

Donations are only a part of our commitment to society. We are proud of our 9,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada for their caring spirit and activism in their communities to improve life for others. Through the Make an Impact on Tomorrow (MIT) initiative, launched globally in 1998, Henkel supports the volunteer work of employees and retirees.


Enjoy highlights of our community support and impact in 2020.

Henkel volunteers and athletes at Special Olympics CT winter games in February 2020.

Henkel volunteers and athletes at Special Olympics CT winter games in February 2020.

In January 2020, Team Henkel helped build a Habitat for Humanity home for a family in Fullerton, CA.

In January 2020, Team Henkel helped build a Habitat for Humanity home for a family in Fullerton, CA.

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The team teaches lessons on the basics of general hygiene – including how to brush your teeth properly.
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