Adhesives Magazine

Henkel Among `World's Most Ethical Companies'

March 23, 2010

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 U.S. Ethisphere Institute, recognizes companies from around the globe for their exemplary ethical approach to corporate governance and their commitment to sustainable development.

The ranking names a total of 100 corporations, Henkel being the only one based in Germany. A jury comprised of U.S. scientists, academics, lawyers and government representatives carried out the multi-stage assessment based on business conduct as demonstrated in a range of categories, including social engagement, management style, and innovation strength.

“We are delighted to have received this international accolade,” said Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted. “The ranking confirms that, in Henkel’s case, corporate social responsibility and exemplary corporate governance are actually practiced virtues. Our commitment to sustainable development also serves to motivate our employees, enhancing their identification with the company and further contributing to our commercial success.”

For more information on Ethisphere’s “World’s Most Ethical Companies” rankings, visit www.ethisphere.com