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More Henkel Corporate Reporting 2015
3,648 million euros sales
29 production sites
17 % share of purchasing volume
363 social projects
1,110 million euros sales
12 production sites
8 % share of purchasing volume
841 social projects
6,045 million euros sales
34 production sites
35 % share of purchasing volume
1,262 social projects
2,695 million euros sales
34 production sites
15 % share of purchasing volume
817 social projects
1,329 million euros sales
16 production sites
9 % share of purchasing volume
119 social projects
3,134 million euros sales
45 production sites
16 % share of purchasing volume
29 social projects
Besides the wages and taxes they generate, our businesses and the associated value-creating activities contribute to regional development. We have production sites in 55 countries, and as local employers, purchasers and investors, we therefore promote economic and social progress. Through the transfer of knowledge and technologies, we foster responsible business practices on the part of our 49,450 employees and our customers. Moreover, we actively support volunteer work that is carried out by our employees in all parts of the world.
Development of our businesses
In fiscal 2015, Henkel’s worldwide sales amounted to 18,089 million euros, 43 percent of which were generated in emerging markets. 55 percent of our global workforce is now based in the growth regions, where we currently source 47 percent of our global purchasing volume. We are therefore an important employer and local economic partner in these regions as well.
In growth regions, in particular, the question of the social added value of products takes on greater significance. Products aligned to the needs of consumers in the lower income brackets not only have enormous economic potential, but also make a positive social contribution in terms of domestic hygiene and health. To meet various needs throughout the world, we pursue different strategies according to individual market situations: