Our commitment

  • 2008/05/21
Time period
  • January 2007  –  December 2007
  • We welcome the growing public interest in the sustainability of corporate activities and the fact that the topic is increasingly discussed at all levels of society. We believe that viable and permanent solutions to the challenges of sustainable development can only be found through a dialogue with all social groups – at the local, regional and international levels.

    Therefore, Henkel continuously seeks a dialogue with all stakeholders. Key stakeholders include employees, shareholders, customers, consumers, suppliers, neighbors, government authorities, politicians, associations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), scientists, and the general public. Henkel views the dialogue with its stakeholders as a challenge and a source for new ideas to further align the Company to sustainability. One basic principle has always applied: we communicate openly and actively - even when we have made mistakes.


Principles covered
  • Principle 1 - Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
  • Principle 2 - Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
  • Principle 3 - Businesses should uphold freedom of association & effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
  • Principle 4 - The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
  • Principle 5 - The effective abolition of child labour
  • Principle 6 - Eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
  • Principle 7 - Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • Principle 8 - Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • Principle 9 - Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
  • Principle 10 - Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery
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