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More Henkel Corporate Reporting 2014
Henkel’s performance in sustainability impressed external experts again in 2014.
Zurich / New York: S&P Dow Jones Indices and Swiss agency RobecoSAM again assessed companies in 2014 to compile the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices: Also this year, Henkel is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices since their launch in 1999, ranked 8 times as industry leader. The indices recognize companies that operate according to the principles of sustainable development.
Zurich: Henkel received the Gold Class award for its sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Yearbook 2015, which lists the world’s most sustainable companies in each industry as determined by RobecoSAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). This year marked the twelfth edition of the yearbook published by the sustainability investing specialist RobecoSAM in collaboration with KPMG. The assessment criteria applied included not only environmental themes such as ecological efficiency, but also economic and social factors.
New York: Henkel was named among the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for the seventh time in a row. Business conduct is assessed in the categories of corporate governance, innovative strength, management style, in-house management systems, reputation management and corporate citizenship.
Canada: In 2015 Henkel joins again the list "Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World" of the media and investment advisory company Corporate Knights. Companies named to the Global 100 index are the top overall sustainability performers in their respective industrial sectors.
Frankfurt am Main: The Sustainability Ranking 2014 published by Sustainalytics recognizes Henkel as a global leader in its “Household & Personal Products” sector comparison. The comparative analysis is based on the ESG approach, assessing environmental, social and governance performance. The evaluation method used by Sustainalytics enables a direct comparison of sustainability performance that transcends sector boundaries while taking sector-specific factors into consideration.
Zurich: In October 2014, STOXX Limited again included Henkel in the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Indices. STOXX Global ESG Leaders are assessed in terms of their environmental, social and governance performance. The underlying data is provided by Sustainalytics.
Munich: Henkel remains recognized with Prime Status by Oekom Research. With the rating B, Henkel is among the best companies in the consumer goods sector.
Hamburg: In 2014, Henkel was again one of only 50 companies worldwide to be listed in the Global Challenges Index. Henkel has been included in the Global Challenges Index since 2007.
London: 2014 marks the fourteenth consecutive year of Henkel’s inclusion in the FTSE4Good ethical index, which was first introduced by the Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange in 2001.
New York: Henkel is listed in the Sustainability Indices MSCI World ESG and MSCI Europe ESG. Global ESG Indices include companies with a strong risk and opportunity management regarding their environmental, social and governance performance.
Paris: In 2014, as in previous years, Henkel was listed in the Ethibel Pioneer and Excellence investment registers and was included in the Excellence Europe and Excellence Global sustainability Indices. Inclusion by the Forum Ethibel qualifies Henkel as a leader in the field of corporate social responsibility in its sector.
Paris: Henkel was again included in the indices issued by transatlantic stock exchange NYSE Euronext and French ratings agency Vigeo (Euronext Vigeo World 120, Europe 120 and Eurozone 120). Assessment is based on a catalog of criteria developed by Vigeo to examine environmental, social and governance factors. The 120 companies that rank highest are included in the respective index.
London: Henkel has been participating in the Carbon Disclosure Project since 2004, and received a Disclosure & Performance score of 87B in 2014.
Milan: Henkel is listed in the “ECPI Euro Ethical Equity” and “ECPI EMU Ethical Equity” Indices. According to the screening procedure adopted by ECPI, the 150 market-capitalized companies included in the ECPI Indices constitute the most highly recommended investments in the European market (“Euro”) and the European monetary union (“EMU”), respectively. ECPI S.r.I. is part of Gruppo Medio S.p.A., and launched the two ethics Indices back in 1999.
Zurich: In 2014, Henkel again achieved the top grade “AAA” in the sustainability rating conducted by Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB). As such, Henkel’s place was confirmed in the sustainable investment universe of the ZKB, which forms the basis for various investment products offered by the Swiss cantonal banks.