Systematically integrated dialogue

Our more than 47,000 employees around the world are called upon to assume responsibility in their daily working environment and to base their decisions and projects on the principles of sustainable development. Dialoguing with stakeholders is therefore an essential aspect of each employee's job. In this way, we ensure that local and regional challenges are discussed by the appropriate experts in our company and the stakeholder groups involved. We develop strategies and solutions at the very place where they will be assessed and put into practice. The channels, topics, duration and intensity of the dialogue are aligned to the individual stakeholder groups and their specific issues.

In 2011, Henkel employees in many countries again met with politicians, businesspeople, scientists and scholars, and members of the general public to engage in a dialogue with them. Over the course of the year, Henkel took part in more than 150 sustainability events in 29 countries.

The following chart shows the systematic approach of Henkel's integrated stakeholder dialogue and illustrates the breadth of our communication instruments and channels:

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Photo Personalvorstand Kathrin Menges
Kathrin Menges, Executive Vice President Human Resources, presented Henkel’s updated sustainability strategy at the German Sustainability Conference in Düsseldorf in November 2011.
Photo 2011 annual conference of the Carbon Disclosure Project
Enric Holzbacher (second from left), member of the Sustainability Council for the Adhesive Technologies business sector, discussed the challenges and opportunities of Germany’s energy turnaround at the 2011 annual conference of the Carbon Disclosure Project.

Last updated: March 8, 2012