- Henkel (FRA:HEN) publishes 2010 Sustainability Report

The new report emphasizes that responsible actions begin with each and every individual employee
Feb 24, 2011 11:56 AM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) February 24, 2011 - Henkel published its 20th Sustainability Report today, coinciding and in conjunction with its Annual Report for 2010. More than 20 years ago, Henkel made a commitment to principles and objectives relating to occupational health and safety, resource conservation and emissions reduction. In 2008, the company announced its targets for 2012. Thanks to resolute determination throughout the organization, these targets had already been achieved by the end of 2010. Measured on a per-ton output basis, energy consumption had decreased by 21 percent, water usage by 26 percent, and the amount of waste generated by 24 percent. Over the same period, the number of occupational accidents fell by 29 percent. Taken as a whole, these achievements demonstrate that, for Henkel, sustainability is inextricably linked to economic success.

The new report emphasizes that responsible actions begin with each and every individual. Henkel’s vision to be “a global leader in brands and technologies” defines a clear ambition which guides every Henkel employee. To emphasize the importance of sustainability, one of the five Henkel values states that: “We are committed to leadership in sustainability”.

The online Sustainability Report 2010 as well as all 20 reports since 1992 can be found on the Internet at

About Henkel
Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 48,000 people and reported sales of 15,092 million euros and adjusted operating profit of 1,723 million euros in fiscal 2010. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX and the company ranks among the Fortune Global 500.