Henkel has improved 20 places in the annual survey of the world’s 500 highest-revenue companies published by the U.S. business magazineFortune. In the overall ranking, Henkel holds position number 448 compared to 468 last year.

Henkel also appears for the first time in the roll of companies achieving the biggest improvement in profitability, taking 36th position. In the "Household and Personal Products" category, Henkel was able to trade places with U.S. company Kimberly-Clark, taking 3rd place behind Procter & Gamble and L’Oréal.

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