At Henkel, we have been pursuing a holistic approach, embracing all aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion for years. In our overall DEI Aspiration we are covering a variety of dimensions, such as gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, and generations.
Our Aspiration and Ambitions
Our DEI Aspiration embodies our inherent motivation, justification, and guidance towards the successful future of diversity, equity and inclusion topics at Henkel. Get to know what we believe and stand for.
We foster a Culture of Belonging and strive for Equity to release the full potential of our Diversity.
We value our Diversity
We value our employees' and stakeholders' diversity as the key factor for our success.
We strive for Equity
We recognize and engage the individual's full potential to ensure an equitable, healthy and high performing organization.
We foster a Culture of Belonging
We live up to our roots as a family business and embrace our diversity to foster a culture of belonging, trust and respect in which everyone feels included.
2025 Gender Ambition - Fostering Gender Diversity across Henkel
We are deeply convinced that gender diversity plays a decisive role when it comes to our success: Gender diverse companies outperform their peers. It is also our social responsibility to ensure equal access to opportunities for all. Additionally, our investors, clients and consumers demand balanced teams. That is why we have decided to pursue a bold ambition.
We strive to achieve gender parity across all management levels by 2025.
To strive for more gender diversity, Henkel will further accelerate its programs and measures along the whole employee lifecycle – from recruitment to development and retention. This includes gender inclusive recruitment and talent attraction, a thoroughly monitored promotion and succession plan, intensive internal upskilling on diversity, unconscious bias and inclusion, expanding new working formats such as shared or part-time leadership roles, as well as further leveraging Henkel’s numerous mentoring and networking initiatives for gender diversity worldwide.
Global Facts and Figures (2021)
With employees from 124 countries, cultural diversity is a well-established part of our daily life at Henkel.
The share of women in management positions has increased to around 38.1%. This reflects an annual increase of around 1 percentage point in the last ten years.
More than 75 nationalities in our headquarters
People from more than 75 nations work together at the headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany.
54% of our employees come from emerging markets
54 percent of our employees originate from emerging markets which reflects the markets we are operating in.