Henkel has been recognized by the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index, a global ranking of corporations based on ‘social responsibility measures such as environmental stewardship and labor practices.’
Uwe Bergmann, Head of Sustainability Management at Henkel, said, “We are proud to once again be recognized as among the most sustainable global corporations, demonstrating that we create value for our customers, consumers, the communities in which we operate, and our shareholders, while continuing to reduce our environmental footprint.
“These results demonstrate that we are on track to implement our ambitious 2030 sustainability strategy of one-third energy reduction as we continue to be a leader in sustainability management and communications.”
The selection is one to shout about, with only 10 percent of the world’s 2,500 largest companies being selected each year.
Assessments are made by S&P Dow Jones Indices and the Swiss rating agency RobecoSAM and based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria. These track topics such as corporate governance, risk management, branding, resource efficiency, supply-chain standards and labor practices.
Henkel’s 2030 sustainability strategy that is said to centre around the goal of reducing the energy needed and materials created and used to make Henkel products and implement Henkel processes by one third.