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Corporate Reporting 2015

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Employee indicators

2014 2015
Employees1 (as of December 31) 49,750 49,450
Trainees in Germany 484 508
Proportion of female employees in percent 33.2 33.6
Average number of training days per employee 1.5 2.1
Participation in employee share program in percent 30.1 29.7
Occupational accidents per million hours worked 0.9 0.8
Permanent staff excluding trainees. Figures have been rounded.
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Employees (as of December 31)
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Henkel worldwide1 47,250 46,600 46,850 49,750 49,450
Structure of workforce
 – Non-managerial employees 79.9 % 79.4 % 78.7 % 79.0 % 77.5 %
 – Managers 18.6 % 19.0 % 19.8 % 19.5 % 21.0 %
 – Top managers2 1.5 % 1.6 % 1.5 % 1.5 % 1.5 %
Employee fluctuation worldwide3 5.6 % 5.8 % 4.4 % 4.3 % 4.5 %
Permanent staff excluding trainees, figures have been rounded.
Corporate Senior Vice Presidents, Management Circles I and IIa.
Based on employee resignations.

At 49,450, the 2015 headcount was below the prior- year level. This was due mainly to synergies from acquisitions and adjustments in our business units.
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Age and seniority (as of December 31)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Average seniority in years 10.2 10.4 10.3 10.2 10.3
Average age of employees 39.4 39.6 39.6 39.7 39.9
Age structure          
16 – 29 18.3 % 17.6 % 17.8 % 18.4 % 18.0 %
30 – 39 34.6 % 34.5 % 34.4 % 33.8 % 33.4 %
40 – 49 29.4 % 29.6 % 29.1 % 28.2 % 28.1 %
50 – 65 17.7 % 18.3 % 18.7 % 19.5 % 20.5 %
The average age of our employees has remained constant over the years. This ensures, in accordance with our diversity strategy, that Henkel’s workforce is a good mix of experienced older employees and younger employees whose development we can foster.
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Nationalities (as of December 31)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Henkel 125 123 123 124 125
Managers 91 85 88 93 89
At headquarters in Düsseldorf 53 55 56 62 64
The internationality of our workforce reflects our business policy of filling local positions with local employees, and ensuring that we have international teams at our corporate headquarters in Germany.
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Percentage of women (as of December 31)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Henkel 32.5 % 32.6 % 32.9 % 33.2 % 33.6 %
Managers 29.5 % 30.5 % 31.6 % 32.5 %1 33.1 %
Top managers2 18.6 % 18.6 % 19.8 % 20.6 % 21.1 %
Without acquisitions in 2014.
Corporate Senior Vice Presidents, Management Circles I and IIa.

Compared with international levels, the total percentage of female employees is good. This applies to managerial staff as well. It is a result of our consistently applied diversity strategy.
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Part-time employees (as of December 31)
2012 2013 2014 2015
Part-time contracts, global 3 % 3 % 3 % 3 %
Western Europe (including Germany) 8 % 8 % 8 % 9 %
Germany 10 % 10 % 11 % 11 %
Part-time work models are of relevance mainly in Western Europe and especially in Germany. In emerging markets, such as Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America, there is significantly less demand for part-time work models.
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Personnel development
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Internal promotion (managers) 1,387 1,101 1,199 1,154 1,309
International job rotations 475 503 581 666 658
Trainees (Germany) 483 489 487 484 508
Average number of training days1 2 2 2 1,5 2,1
Training comprises in-person seminars and eLearning modules. Since 2014, Henkel has been focusing more on on-the-job training and job rotations.
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Employees covered by collective agreements (as of December 31)
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Percentage worldwide 44 % 44 % 44 % 44 % 52 %
Percentage in the European Union (EU) 79 % 79 % 79 % 79 % 78 %
An intensive formal and informal dialog with employee representatives has a long tradition at Henkel, even in countries where employee representation has not been established.
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Employee share program
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Percentage of employees owning Henkel shares 31.3 % 28.4 % 31.9 % 30.1 % 29.7 %
Around 11,300 employees in 56 countries purchased Henkel preferred shares under this program in 2015. At year-end, some 14,500 employees held a total of close to 2.7 million shares, representing approximately 1.5 percent of total preferred shares. The lock-up period for newly acquired ESP shares is three years.
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