It all started with a dream. 145 years ago, Fritz Henkel, an entrepreneur, and courageous pioneer at heart revolutionized the everyday life of people. With that, he launched a legacy of care: for his employees, society, and environment. Long before the concept existed, he put sustainability first.
Our Purpose expresses what unites us all at Henkel: Pioneers at heart for the good of generations. We are a diverse team of more than 52,000 colleagues worldwide, striving to enrich and improve life every day through our products, services, and solutions. Our Purpose is built from our roots and carries a long-standing legacy of innovation, responsibility, and sustainability into the future. Our shared values and Leadership Commitments guide our decisions and actions every day.
Today, the name Henkel still stands for these values. Our sense of unity has made us a diverse community of more than 52,000 that customers and consumers put their trust in. Together, we enrich and improve the lives of billions every day through our products, services, and solutions. And we have the potential to impact even more.
We will build on our pioneering spirit, knowledge, and resources to shape a purposeful future for the next generations. With our innovation and technology, we create value for customers and consumers, bring success to our teams, and are a force for good in the world.
Our values guide all our actions, decisions and behaviors. Every day, we need to take decisions in a highly volatile environment. At the same time, we are highly diverse. We come from diverse cultural backgrounds, have different experiences and we operate in a broad range of markets and industries. That’s why clear values which are shared, understood and lived by everyone at Henkel are so important for our future success.
We put our customers and consumers at the center of what we do.
We value, challenge and reward our people.
We drive excellent sustainable financial performance.
We are committed to leadership in sustainability.
We shape our future with a strong entrepreneurial spirit based on our family business tradition.