Social engagement is part of our sense of responsibility and firmly embedded in our corporate values.
Social engagement – or corporate citizenship – has always been an integral part of our sense of responsibility as a company. This is a tradition that dates back to our founder, Fritz Henkel, and is firmly embedded in our corporate values. Together with our employees, retirees, customers and consumers, Henkel and the Fritz Henkel Stiftung are able to support sustainable social projects around the world. They both support activities in the areas of social needs, education and science, fitness and health, arts and culture, and the environment.
Our four pillars
We support employees and retirees in their voluntary social engagement through the "Make an Impact on Tomorrow" initiative.
In social partnerships, we support social initiatives and public institutions at Henkel sites around the world.
In addition to Henkel's corporate-wide social engagement, our brands are also involved in partnerships with social initiatives and public institutions around the world.
After natural disasters, Henkel responds quickly and pragmatically, providing aid through our foundation, the "Fritz Henkel Stiftung", wherever it is needed in the world.
Corporate Citizenship GCC
Henkel in GCC is committed to giving back to the communities it operates in. With sustainability being at the core of the company’s strategy, Henkel has engaged in numerous efforts to encourage sustainability starting from educating kids at school and employees within the organization and extending it to the general public to encourage the adoption and use of best practices.
Some of the ongoing activities in the region are: Henkel Sustainability program for Schools and Henkel Sustainability program for Partners which aim at educating the decision makers of the future and reducing carbon footprint.
Henkel Sustainability Program for Kids
“Educate for a more sustainable future” is a program that aims to educate children (grades 3&4) about the importance of sustainability and the impact of their daily actions on the overall global environment, such as saving water and reducing waste. In return, children influence their families to adopt better practices. GCC joined the project in 2013 and has educated over 4,000 students in UAE and KSA until date.
Henkel Sustainability Ambassador Program
This program aims to educate Henkel employees about the importance of sustainability and the history of the company’s sustainability initiatives since its foundation while shedding the light on future plans for Henkel 2030 sustainability vision. The program regards those employees as sustainability ambassadors for their role in supporting the company’s sustainability initiative.