Henkel among global sector leaders in sustainability


Düsseldorf / Germany - September 7, 2017
Henkel has again been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe (DJSI Europe). The inclusion in both indices confirms Henkel’s excellent performance among the leading companies in the Household Products category and its commitment to leadership in sustainability. Next to this, Henkel was again confirmed in the FTSE4Good Index Series and the Euronext Vigeo Eiris Indices. The indices list corporations that follow the principles of sustainable development in their business operations.

S&P Dow Jones Indices and the Swiss rating agency RobecoSAM today announced the results of their joint 2017 sustainability assessments. The rating is based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria, tracking topics such as corporate governance, innovation management, resource efficiency, product stewardship, and human rights. Only 10 percent of the world’s 2,500 largest companies are selected for the DJSI World, while only 20 percent of the 600 largest European corporations are included in the DJSI Europe.

Repeated recognition by FTSE Russell and Vigeo Eiris
Henkel has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2001, when it was launched by the Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange. The Index Series is designed to identify companies that demonstrate strong environmental, social and governance practices measured against globally recognized standards. Furthermore, Henkel was again listed in the Euronext Vigeo Eiris sustainability indices World 120, Europe 120 and Eurozone 120. They are issued by the transatlantic stock exchange NYSE Euronext and the rating agency Vigeo Eiris and include the 120 highest ranking companies in the respective index.

Further information on Henkel’s sustainability strategy as well as an overview of all ratings and rankings can be found at www.henkel.com/sustainability.

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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