Rated ‘Gold’ by EcoVadis, bags RobecoSAM’s Silver Class award

Henkel among the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations

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Uwe Bergmann, head of sustainability management at Henkel

The Global 100 Index of Corporate Knights, a Toronto-based media and investment advisory company, lists the top overall sustainability performers in their respective industrial sectors. They are selected from more than 4,600 companies with a market capitalization greater than US$ 2 billion.

As a member of the ‘Together for Sustainability’ initiative for a more sustainable supply chain, Henkel’s sustainability management was again assessed by the international rating agency EcoVadis. Based on its corporate social responsibility rating, Henkel was rewarded with the ‘Gold Recognition Level’ in December 2015. With an overall score of 73 points, the company is well above the average of 41.7 and is among the top 2% – both in the household and personal care category and in comparison to all evaluated companies.

Henkel also received the Silver Class award for its sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Yearbook 2016. The list includes the world’s most sustainable companies in each industry as determined by RobecoSAM’s annual corporate sustainability assessment. Over 3,000 of the world’s largest companies are invited to participate in this assessment every year. The Sustainability Yearbook has been published by the sustainability investment specialist since 2004.

These awards recognize Henkel’s continued efforts to achieve more with less – the concept at the centre of the company’s sustainability strategy. By 2030, Henkel aims to triple the value it creates for the footprint made by its operations, products and services. Henkel will publish its new sustainability report on 25 February, including a progress report on the interim targets until 2015 and new ambitions for 2020.

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