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More Henkel Corporate Reporting 2014
Elisabetta Marangoni, Media and Digital Director for Laundry & Home Care in Italy, listens to a student at the Istituto Comprensivo Teodoro school in Milan, Italy. Marangoni is one of Henkel’s 3,800 Sustainability Ambassadors worldwide.
More than 3,800 Henkel employees have become Sustainability Ambassadors since the program’s start in 2012.
If we want to achieve our goal of tripling the value that we create compared to the environmental footprint of our products and technologies by 2030, we need everyone to contribute. That is why we strive to give our employees a clear understanding of sustainability and enable them to convey the importance of sustainability to others.
Our Sustainability Ambassador program was launched in 2012 to engage employees more deeply on the topic of sustainability. Since then, Henkel has trained more than 3,800 Sustainability Ambassadors – including all Management Board members – in 70 countries.
Ambassadors are encouraged to visit elementary schools in order to explain the concept of sustainability by means of simple, everyday examples. Since the start of the program, the Sustainability Ambassadors have educated about 36,000 children in 37 countries.
In 2014, we expanded the program with our (Y)OUR MOVE toward Sustainability campaign. Rolled out in all regions, the campaign encourages employees to contribute to a sustainable society in their everyday lives through simple tasks such as turning off lights and printing less.
employees have become Sustainability Ambassadors since the program began in 2012. The program is one of Henkel's most important sustainability training initiatives within the last three years.
schoolchildren have participated in sustainability workshops. Our ambassadors explain what sustainability means in day-to-day life and how everyone can make a difference.
around the world have now been reached through the Sustainability Ambassador program. We plan to roll out the program in further countries in order to reach as many children as possible.
Children at an elementary school in Milan, Italy, enthusiastically take part in a Henkel Ambassador workshop.
During Henkel Ambassador workshops, the children color pages of everday household scenes. This helps them to identify where they can save energy and water.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum, Corporate Senior Vice President of Laundry & Home Care, Research & Development, speaks with a student about sustainability at an elementary school in Düsseldorf.
Children participate in a Henkel Ambassador workshop in the United Arab Emirates.
Every student who attends an Henkel Ambassador workshop receives a certificate of participation.
Henkel's Director Sustainability Laundry & Home Care Uta Steffen-Holderbaum discusses the history of the Ambassador Program.
Our diverse workforce and inclusive company culture are key factors for our global success.
Henkel is a globally operating company with over 80 percent of its employees working outside of Germany. We employ people from over 120 nations in more than 75 countries. Our Code of Conduct establishes the framework for how employees behave and act. It defines detailed and precise requirements for interacting with customers, colleagues, shareholders, competitors and society.