The following tables provide references to information on the core elements and indicators of the Global Reporting Initiative in the current Sustainability and Annual Report as well as on this website. They summarize the relevant indicators for Henkel extracted from the set of G3 guidelines, published in September 2006. With regard to coverage of the GRI-G3 guidelines, we rate our performance as "application level" B.

Reference Core Indicators SR 2011 AR 2011
1. Strategy and Analysis
1.1  Statement from the most senior decision maker of the organization about relevance of sustainability to the organization and its strategy 1 2-9
1.2  Description of key impacts and risks and opportunities 2-5 2-11
2. Organisational Profile
2.1  Name of organisation Cover  Cover
2.2  Primary brands, products and services 20-31 Cover (front)
2.3  Operational Structure including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries, joint ventures   45, 149
2.4  Location of Organization Headquarter Cover (front) Cover (back)
2.5  Number and name of  countries where company operates Cover (front) 68
2.6  Nature of ownership and legal form Cover (back) 29
2.7  Markets served (Including geographic breakdown, sectors served and types of customers) Cover (front) Cover (front), 76-87
2.8  Scale of the reporting organisation Cover (front) 105-110
2.9  Significant changes during reporting period Cover (front) 60-63, 79, 83, 87
2.10  Awards received during reporting period 44 48
3. Report Parameters
Report Profile
3.1  Reporting period Cover (front) 2
3.2  Date of most recent report Cover (front) Cover (back)
3.3   Reporting Cycle Cover (front) Cover (back)
3.4  Contact point for questions regarding reporting Cover (back) Cover (back)
Report scope and boundary
3.5  Process for defining report content
Prioritizing topics within the report
Identifying  stakeholders the organization expects to use the report content
Cover (front), 38 153-154
3.6  Boundary of the report Cover (front) 105-110
3.7  Specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report Cover (front), 40 153-154
3.8  Basis for reporting on joint ventures, subsidiaries, leased facilities, outsourced operations   150
3.9  Data measurements techniques and base of calculation Cover (front), 40 105-110
3.10  Significant changes from previous reporting period 40 53, 105
3.11  Explanation of the effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports 40  
GRI Content Index
3.12  Table identifying the location of the Standard Disclosure in the report    
Independent Assurance
3.13.  Policy and current practice with regard to seeking independent assurance   153-154
4. Governance, Commitment and Engagement
Corporate Governance
4.1  Governance Structures (general) und Governance Structures (Sustainability) 6-7 29-36
4.2  Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer   31
4.3  For organizations that have a unitary board structure, state the number of members of the  highest governance body that are independent and/or non-executive members   31
4.4  Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body     29-33
4.5  Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body, senior managers, and executives, and the organization's performance   36-41
4.6  Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided   29-36
4.7 Process for determining the qualifications and expertise of the members of the highest governance body for guiding the organization's strategy on economic, environmental, and socialtopics    
4.8  Internally developed statements of mission and values, codes of conduct and principles and their status of implementation 6-9 34-35
4.9   Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organization's identification and management of sustainability issues 6-7 48-51
4.10  Process for evaluating the highest governance body's own performance, particularly with respect to economic, environmental and social performance    
Commitments to external initiatives
4.11  Explanation of the precautionary approach 1, 16-17 48-51
4.12  Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other  initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses 8, 18, 19, 22, 23, 27, 39  
4.13  Memberships in associations and/or national/ international advocacy organizations 8, 18, 19, 22, 23, 27, 39  
Stakeholder Engagement
4.14  List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization 38 50
4.15  Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage 38  
4.16  Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group 38-39  
4.17  Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns 38-39  
GRI Economic Performance Indicators
Economic Performance
EC1  Direct economic value generated and  distributed, including revenues, operating costs, employee compensation, retained earnings, payments to capital providers and governments as well as donations and other community investments Cover (front), 43 Cover (front), 40-44, 39-42
EC2  Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization's activities due to climate change 2-5, 11-13 48-51
EC3   Coverage of the defined benefit obligation plans   143
EC4 Significant financial assistance received from government not relevant  
Market presence
EC5 Range of ratios of standard entry level wage compared to local minimum wage at significant locations of operation    
EC6  Policy, practices, and proportion of spending on locally-based suppliers at significant locations of operation Cover (front), 8 67-68
EC7  Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management hired from the local community at locations of significant operation 33, 42 64-66
Indirect economic impacts
EC8  Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided primarily for public benefit 37, 43 66
EC9 Understanding and describing significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts 23, 27, 36, 37, 43  
GRI Enviromental Performance Indicators
EN1 Materials used by weight or volume 19  
EN2 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials 19, 41  
EN3  Direct energy consumption by primary energy source 41  
EN4   Indirect energy consumption by primary source 41  
EN5  Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements Cover (front), 11- 15, 30 69
EN6  Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives 5, 11-13, 21-23, 25-27, 29-31 69
EN7  Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved 16-18, 21-23, 25-27, 29-31, 41  
EN8  Total water withdrawal 41  
EN10  Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused 41  
EN11 Location and size of land owned, leased, managed  in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas not relevant  
EN12  Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas 16-19, 23, 27  
EN14  Strategies, current actions, and future plans for managing impacts on biodiversity 16-19, 23, 27  
Emissions, Effluents, and Waste
EN16  Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight  41  
EN17  Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight 41  
EN18  Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved Cover (front), 2-5, 11-13, 21-23, 25-27, 29-31 69
EN 19  Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight    
EN20  NO, SO, and other significant air emissions by type and weight    
EN21  Total water discharge by quality and destination 41  
EN22  Total weight of waste by type and disposal method 41  
EN23  Total number and volume of significant spills 13  
Products and Services
EN26  Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation 2-5, 16-31  
EN 27 Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category    
EN28 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for noncompliance with environmental laws and regulations not relevant  
EN29  Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials used for the organization's operations, and transporting members of the workforce 15  
GRI Social Performance Indicators
1. Labor Practices and Decent Work
LA1  Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region 33, 42 64-66
LA2  Total number and rate of employee turnover by age group, gender, and region 33, 42 64-66
Labour/ Management Relations
LA4  Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements 42-43  
LA5  Minimum notice period(s) regarding operational changes, including whether it is specified in collective agreements 42-43  
Occupational Health and Safety
LA6  Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management–worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs 14, 43  
LA7  Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of workrelated fatalities by region 42 69
LA8  Education, training, counselling, prevention, and risk-control programs in place to assist workforce members, their families, or community members regarding serious diseases 14  
LA9  Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with e.g. trade unions 35  
Training and education
LA10  Average hours of training per year per employee by  employee category 34, 43  
LA11  Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings 33-35  
LA12  Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews 33-35  
Diversity and equal opportunity 
LA13 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity 42-43 65
LA14 Ratio of basic salary of men to women by employee category 34-35  
2.  Human rights
Investment and Procurement Practices
HR1 Percentage and total number of significant investment agreements that include human rights clauses or that have undergone human rights screening 7  
HR2  Percentage of significant suppliers and contractors that have undergone screening on human rights and actions taken 8-9  
HR3  Total hours of employee training on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained 6-7, 35  
HR4 Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions taken 7  
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
HR5  Operations identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at significant risk, and  actions taken to support these rights    
Child labor
HR6  Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and  measures taken to contribute to the elimination of child labor    
Forced and Compulsory Labor
HR7  Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor, and  measures to contribute to the elimination of forced or compulsory labor    
3.  Society
SO1  Nature, scope, and effectiveness of any programs and practices that assess and manage the impacts of operations on communities, including entering, operating, and exiting 37  
SO2  Percentage and total number of business units analyzed for risks related to corruption 6-7  
SO3  Percentage of employees trained in organization's anti-corruption policies and procedures 6-7 34-35
SO4  Actions taken in response to violations of code of conducts, e.g. corruption 6-7  
Public policy
SO5  Public policy positions and participation in public policy development and lobbying 5, 6, 38-39  
SO6 Value of financial and in-kind donations to political parties, politicians and related institutions    
SO8 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations    
4.  Product responsibility
Customer Health and Safety
PR1  Life cycle stages in which health and safety impacts of products and services are assessed for improvement, and percentage of significant products and services categories subject to such procedures 16-17  
Products and Service Labelling
PR3  Type of product and service information required by procedures, and percentage of significant products and services subject to such information requirementst 16-17  
Marketing Communications
PR6 Programs for adherence to laws, standards, and voluntary codes related to marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship 26  
PR9 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship by type of outcomes not relevant  

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