Leading Sustainability Position of Henkel Confirmed


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Düsseldorf / Germany - December 14, 2017
Toward year-end, Henkel again received the highest score in its industry from the Dutch rating agency Sustainalytics. In addition, the company’s sustainability performance was confirmed by the repeated inclusion in the following international indices: STOXX Global ESG Leaders Indices (Zurich), Global Challenges Index (Hamburg), MSCI ESG and SRI Indices (New York), Euronext Vigeo Eiris Sustainabillity Indices (Paris) and Ethibel Sustainability Indices (Paris).

Again top position in Sustainalytics rating
Sustainalytics has repeatedly rated Henkel as a leader in the “Household and Personal Products” category. In November 2017, Henkel had the highest rating among the 44 companies assessed in the category with a total ESG score of 84 out of 100. Sustainalytics is specialized in analyzing the environmental, social and governance ?(ESG) performance of companies. The international rating agency also provides the data basis for the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Indices, in which Henkel was again confirmed as well.

Additional indices confirm Henkel’s sustainability performance
Henkel has been included in the Global Challenges Index provided by the Börse Hannover and the German rating agency Oekom Research since 2007. The index lists only the 50 best companies worldwide regarding seven global challenges, such as climate change, drinking water and biodiversity. Next to that, Henkel was again listed in the sustainability indices MSCI ACWI ESG Leaders and MSCI ACWI SRI (Socially Responsible Investments), which include companies with a strong risk and opportunity management regarding their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. In addition, the repeated inclusion in the Euronext Vigeo Eiris Sustainabillity Indices World 120, Europe 120 and Eurozone 120 as well as in the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe and Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Global confirm Henkel’s sustainability performance.

The company’s assessment and recognition by independent sustainability experts increases market transparency and provides important feedback on how well Henkel is implementing its sustainability strategy. Together with its partners, Henkel wants to drive new solutions for sustainable development, while remaining a responsible and economically successful company at the same time.

Additional information on sustainability is available at www.henkel.com/sustainability. Discover your personal carbon footprint in only a few minutes on www.henkel.com/sustainability/footprint-calculator


About Henkel
Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2016, Henkel reported sales of 18.7 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of 3.2 billion euros. Combined sales of the respective top brands of the three business units – Loctite, Schwarzkopf and Persil – amounted to more than 6 billion euros. Henkel employs more than 50,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, please visit www.henkel.com.

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