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Corporate Reporting 2015

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People

Our employees

Living diversity in Reghaïa, Algeria: As part of the “Diversity Weeks,” many employees spent a day demonstrating their jobs to one another – here Farah El Mezouar, sales representative at Adhesive Technologies, and Meziane Mohamed, production employee at Laundry & Home Care. This made it possible for them to get to know other business units and better understand other areas of responsibility.

The commitment, abilities and experience of our employees build the basis for our international business success. Essential prerequisites for this are appreciation and further development of our employees.

Our diversity is our strength

As a globally operating company, Henkel employs people from 125 nations in more than 75 countries. More than 80 percent of them work outside of Germany. Our goal is to create an inspiring, challenging and attractive workplace, where a shared vision and actively lived corporate values serve as a unifying element and a foundation for orientation worldwide.

Three questions about sustainability and human resources management

What value do you think sustainability can bring to human resources management?

At Henkel, we consider sustainability to be an opportunity, especially in a world that is constantly changing. Our actively lived corporate values help us to meet the challenges we face. Our managers in particular are asked to internalize the significance of sustainability and set an example through their behavior. This topic is indeed becoming more and more important in connection with employee retention and satisfaction – as well as for attractiveness as an employer.

How do you manage to establish this common understanding not only among your managers, but also among all of Henkel’s employees?

I am convinced that we need to integrate sustainability in the professional and personal development of our employees – also in the context of their day-to-day work. A good example is our Sustainability Ambassador program. Here we enable our employees to convey the importance of this topic to others, such as schoolchildren. This program includes various initiatives. For instance, we encourage our employees to develop an environmentally conscious approach to their day-to-day professional work, by doing things as simple as saving energy or printing documents only when necessary.

Diversity is a hot topic all over the world today. What is Henkel’s approach to this?

Diversity in day-to-day work situations and an appreciative corporate culture are of vital importance to us. Our company thrives on the individual differences of its employees. In 2015, we conducted a worldwide Diversity & Inclusion campaign to strengthen mutual respect and further foster collaboration.

Kathrin Menges

Executive Vice President Human Resources and Infrastructure Services