Press Releases 2010

Quarterly Report Q3/2010 (Cover)
CEO Kasper Rorsted: “2010 will be an important step to achieving our 2012 targets” 
  • Sales increase by 13.7 percent to 3,961 million euros
  • Organic sales growth of 6.5 percent
  • Share of sales of emerging markets: plus 3 percentage points to 42 percent
  • Adjusted operating profit: plus 27.0 percent to 517 million euros
  • Adjusted EBIT margin: plus 1.3 percentage points to 13.0 percent
  • Adjusted earnings per preferred share (EPS): plus 35.6 percent to 0.80 euros
Henkel preferred share 1985
25 years of Henkel preferred shares 

For those who first subscribed to Henkel preferred shares in October 1985, there is no doubt that the investment has paid off handsomely, for since that time, those shares have increased more than eight-fold in value. After adding the dividend payouts of the intervening years, an investor who has held on to Henkel preferred shares acquired in 1985 will have earned an average annual return of 10.4 percent.

Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted
Sustainable Consumption: Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted Appeals for Coordinated Action 

Today, at the World Conference on Detergents in Montreux, Switzerland, Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted appealed to all partners and participants in the value chain to commit to coordinated action. “Sustainable development is no fad of the moment but rather a global task and a challenge for the entire industry that needs urgent attention,” he stated.

Innovative sustainable consumption 

“Innovative sustainable consumption: challenging the entire value chain” is the title of a presentation to be held by Kasper Rorsted, Henkel’s Chief Executive Officer, at the World Conference on Detergents – the world’s premier detergent industry forum – due to be held in Montreux, Switzerland, from October 5 to 7.

Young talents compete in international competition 

New semester, new challenge – for the fourth year in a row, Henkel is organizing another round in its successful student competition. The task: to develop a product for a Henkel brand for the year 2050. For the first time, this year sees teams from 14 European countries and also from the Asia-Pacific region taking part. And the team adjudged to be the best in this International competition can look forward to a ticket for a trip around the world.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Leading position confirmed in sustainability ranking 

For the fourth time in a row, Henkel has been recognized as sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index (DJSI Europe). Henkel took again first place in the Nondurable Household Products category and is the sole company of its sector in the DJSI World and DJSI Europe. The indices list corporations that follow the principles of sustainable development in their business operations.

Quarterly Report Q2/2010 (Cover)
Henkel reports substantial increase in sales and earnings in the second quarter 
  • Sales increase by 11.6 percent to 3,890 million euros
  • Organic sales growth of 6.8 percent
  • Share of sales of growth regions: plus 3 percentage points to 41 percent
  • Adjusted operating profit: plus 54.5 percent to 476 million euros
  • Adjusted EBIT margin: plus 3.5 percentage points to 12.2 percent
  • Adjusted earnings per preferred share (EPS): plus 97.1 percent to 0.73 euros
White Biotechnology for Everyday Household Items 

Fungi, yeasts and bacteria – for some they may sound like a list of the most feared of pathogens, but for others they constitute living mini-factories capable of producing substances such as enzymes, citric acid and, lately, biosurfactants. “White Biotechnology” is the scientific term for industrial-scale production of substances with micro-organisms in closed systems. Indeed, without this technology, laundry and home care products would be significantly different than what we see today – because it is being used to an ever increasing degree in the manufacture of their key ingredients.

Platinum for Henkel’s Corporate Report 

Henkel’s Corporate Report, comprising its annual report and its sustainability report, counts among the best in the world, according to a ranking of the 100 best corporate reports recently presented by the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP). Henkel came in 11th overall, receiving a platinum award.

Sustainability is a Global Enterprise 

Between June 30 and July 2, the Board of Trustees for Sustainability at Arizona State University (ASU), USA met with international experts from industry, the sciences and the political scene for a conference and exchange of views, knowledge and experience. The topics discussed ranged from the role of multinational companies and political programs to sustainability science in higher education.

The science of foam 

In recognition of his outstanding doctorate thesis investigating the physico-chemical properties of foams, Dr. Enda Carey of Ireland received from Henkel the “Laundry and Home Care Research Award” conferred by the company for the first time, carrying a monetary prize of 3,000 euros.

Henkel wins Walmart Sustainability Award
Henkel awarded for Sustainability commitment 

For the second year in a row, US retail giant Walmart has selected Henkel to receive the Walmart Sustainability Award. Henkel was recognized again as the company demonstrating the most comprehensive commitment to sustainability, thus making a substantial contribution to Walmart’s own sustainability strategy.

Quarterly Report Q1/2010 (Cover)
Henkel makes a good start to the year 
  • Sales increase by 7.8 percent to 3,512 million euros
  • Organic sales growth of 8.8 percent
  • Adjusted operating profit: plus 79.1 percent to 421 million euros
  • Adjusted EBIT margin: plus 4.8 percentage points to 12.0 percent
  • Adjusted earnings per preferred share (EPS): plus 93.5 percent
“World’s Most Ethical Companies”
International recognition for Henkel 

Henkel has been included in the list of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for the third year in a row. The ranking prepared by the US Ethisphere Institute recognizes companies from around the globe for their exemplary ethical approach to corporate governance and their commitment to sustainable development.

Annual Report 2009 (Cover)
Henkel reports better-than-expected 2009 results 
  • Laundry & Home Care has substantially higher earnings
  • Cosmetics/Toiletries continues very successful performance
  • Adhesive Technologies shows strong recovery throughout the year
  • Adjusted return on sales in Q4/2009 is 12.4 percent
  • Net debt reduced by 1 billion euros
  • Proposed dividends kept at prior-year levels
CSR / Sustainability Report 2009 (Cover)
Strong sustainability performance 
  • 25 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions*
  • 26 percent lower energy consumption*
  • 37 percent lower water consumption*
  • 12 percent less waste*
Prize-winning performers 

It all starts with an idea. A sudden thought. A solution to a recognized problem. But that is not enough. Those wishing to qualify for the ‘Fritz Henkel Award for Innovation’ have to implement that idea in practice – and prove its commercial viability in the marketplace. These are the criteria against which, each year, Henkel confers this much-coveted commendation on three winning teams of employees for the best product innovations.

Pass your Heart on
Pass your Heart on with Fa 

Love is in the air, and Henkel India Ltd. is taking the lead in spreading the fragrance of love through its Fa Range of Deodorants.

Henkel - Quality, Responsibility, Innovation
Three special awards 

Sustainability is fundamental to Henkel’s business DNA. However, affirmation of this through specific forms of recognition from industrial and retail customers is as important as it is gratifying. Three times in 2009, Henkel’s ‘Year of the Customer’, major international business partners awarded the company for special contributions made to their own efforts in the sustainability domain.

Mr. White Fresh Flowers
Mr. White launches a new variant with the scent of fresh flowers 

In line with its worldwide endeavor of innovating with brands and technologies to make people’s lives easier, better and more beautiful, Henkel India Limited today announced the introduction of ‘Mr. White with the scent of fresh flowers’, the new variant of Mr. White.