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Social indicators

Social engagement – or corporate citizenship – has always been an integral part of our sense of responsibility as a company. Our donations in 2011 totaled some 6 million euros.

Social engagement

(as of December 31)
  2008 2009 2010 2011
Total number of projects supported 2,476 2,155 2,493 2,343
Number of people supported 500,000 730,000 753,629
Time off from work for employee-initiated projects (days) 285 318 54 135
Donations in thousand euros (financial and product donations, not counting time off) 7,529 7,684 6,087 6,002
Financial donations for employee-initiated projects as a percentage of total donations 42 % 55 % 41 % 53 %
The number of projects and the volume of donations lie at about the same levels as the previous year. A more focused selection of projects resulted in a slight increase in the number of people supported. There was, however, a large increase in the number of days off from work compared to the year before. Generally speaking, employees may request as many as five days off from work per year. Half of all the financial donations were initiated by employees and retirees.

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Percentage of employee projects per
Millennium Development Goal

(as of December 31)
  2009 2010 2011
  1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
21 % 33 % 30 %
  1. Achieve universal primary education for girls and boys alike
31 % 47 % 23%
  1. Promote gender equality and empower women
10 % 2 % 2 %
  1. Reduce child mortality
6 % 3 % 14 %
  1. Improve maternal health
3 % 1 % 1 %
  1. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
22 % 7 % 20 %
  1. Ensure environmental sustainability
6 % 6 % 9%
  1. Develop a global partnership for development
1 % 1 % 1 %
By joining the Global Compact of the United Nations in 2003, Henkel made a commitment to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Through its social engagement, Henkel contributes directly to the attainment of these goals. Henkel does not influence the type of projects proposed under the employee engagement program. Nevertheless, the majority of these projects do indeed contribute to achieving these goals.
www.un.org/millenniumgoals

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Last updated: March 8, 2012