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More Henkel Corporate Reporting 2014
2,884 million euros sales
28 production sites
15.9 % share of purchasing volume
462 social projects
1,029 million euros sales
13 production sites
6.5 % share of purchasing volume
305 social projects
5,724 million euros sales
33 production sites
36.1 % share of purchasing volume
862 social projects
2,854 million euros sales
32 production sites
20.4 % share of purchasing volume
559 social projects
1,133 million euros sales
16 production sites
7.4 % share of purchasing volume
43 social projects
2,676 million euros sales
47 production sites
13.6 % share of purchasing volume
34 social projects
Besides the wages and taxes they generate, our businesses and the associated value-creating activities contribute to regional development. We have production sites in 54 countries, and as local employers, purchasers and investors, we therefore promote economic and social progress. Through the transfer of knowledge and technologies, we foster responsible business practices on the part of our around 49,750 employees and our customers. Moreover, we actively support volunteer work that is carried out by our employees in all parts of the world.
Development of our businesses
In fiscal 2014, Henkel's worldwide sales amounted to 16,428 million euros, 44 percent of which were generated in emerging markets. Some 57 percent of our global workforce is now based in the growth regions, where we currently source 45 percent of our global purchasing volume. We are therefore an important employer and local economic partner in these regions as well.
In growth regions, in particular, the question of the social added value of products takes on greater significance. Products aligned to the needs of consumers in the lower income brackets not only have enormous economic potential, but also make a positive social contribution in terms of domestic hygiene and health. To meet various needs throughout the world, we pursue different strategies according to individual market situations: