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12/23/2013
Great Work Place Korea  

Henkel Korea received the prize at the award ceremony for “2013 Great Places to Work for Korean Women” hosted and selected by Great Work Place (GWP) Korea. In this ceremony, where 1,000 people from the industry attended, awards were given to the company engaged in a total of six sectors including manufacturing, sales and distribution, general services, financial services, foreign corporations, and public services. Henkel Korea was selected due to the efforts shown by the company to secure gender diversity at the workplace, such as having more than 30 percent of female managers employed.

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Joyce GUO, Human Resources Director Greater China
12/19/2013
Henkel China partners with Shanghai University of Finance and Economics 

Henkel China and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SHUFE) have signed a Cooperative Agreement to further the relations between the two parties.

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Henkel’s laundry detergent brands, Dixan and XTRA in Myanmar
11/26/2013
Henkel and DKSH enter into long-term strategic partnership to launch laundry detergents in Myanmar 

Henkel and DKSH today announced a long-term strategic partnership, under which they have launched Henkel’s laundry detergent brands, Dixan and XTRA in Myanmar. Henkel becomes the first international company in the laundry detergent business to establish manufacturing operations in Myanmar.

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Schwarzkopf named Health & Beauty Small/Medium Supplier of the Year
11/21/2013
Schwarzkopf named Health & Beauty Small/Medium Supplier of the Year in New Zealand 

For four years, Henkel Beauty Care Retail is honored by Countdown, New Zealand's full-service supermarket chain.

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Quarterly Report Q3/2013 (Cover)
11/12/2013
Henkel reports strong performance in third quarter 
  • Solid organic sales growth of 4.2%
  • Sales impacted by foreign exchange effects: 4,184 million euros (-2.6%)
  • Adjusted operating profit: +6.5% to 672 million euros
  • Adjusted EBIT margin: +1.4 percentage points to 16.1%
  • Adjusted EPS again with double-digit growth: +11.1%*
  • Very strong organic sales growth in emerging markets
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Loctite ML-11
11/05/2013
Launch of Loctite ML-11 Multi-Purpose Maintain Lube 

High-performance industrial and home use maintenance lubricant with flexible nozzle allows application in difficult-to-reach areas; Loctite ML-11 is available in stores across Southeast Asia.

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Opening ceremony
10/25/2013
New Innovation Center Opens in India 

Adhesive Technologies has strengthened its commitment to driving powerful innovation by establishing a new Innovation Center in Pune, India. The center will focus on developing cutting-edge technologies for the automotive and transportation industries and will serve South Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

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10/14/2013
IGORA ROYAL launched in Thailand 

Schwarzkopf Professional Thailand has introduced a new generation of hair coloring with its newest innovation, IGORA ROYAL. The product launch at the Hairworld Festival 2013 in Bangkok demonstrated the deep dimensions of hair colors created by world class English hair stylist, Lesley Lawson, and was accompanied by a magnificent autumn/winter fashion extravaganza.

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10/09/2013
Creating market success 

Henkel (Thailand) and Henkel Adhesives Technology (India) cooperate with Wellbound Worldwide in India, a machine manufacturer, to showcase new adhesive technologies for book binding machines at Pack Print International 2013.

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Together for Sustainability initiative
10/07/2013
More sustainability in the chemical supply chain 

In order to enhance sustainability within the supply chain the chemical companies BASF, Bayer, Evonik Industries, Henkel, LANXESS and Solvay joined forces in the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative. The TfS initiative has successfully concluded its first year of piloting sustainability assessments and audits in global supply chains.

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09/30/2013
Bringing clean water to the hill tribe children  

Funding from the “Make an Impact on Tomorrow” (MIT) initiative helps improve water supplies and sanitation for hill tribe children in Thailand.

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Henkel China Award from Universum
09/20/2013
Henkel Wins Ideal Employer Award in China 

Henkel has been recognized as one of China’s Top 100 Ideal Employers as selected by Chinese university students. The award, China Top 100 IDEAL™ Employers 2013, is a result of a nationwide survey by Universum, a global employer branding company.

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Jan-Dirk Auris (Executive Vice President Adhesive Technologies, left), Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah (Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board) and Kasper Rorsted (Chairman of the Management Board) at the “Dragon Plant” opening ceremony in Shanghai.
09/18/2013
Henkel opens world’s largest adhesives factory in China 

Henkel has today inaugurated the world’s largest adhesives factory in Shanghai. With this new production facility the company is expanding its production capacity in a major emerging market and will deliver its innovative adhesive technologies more quickly to the growing number of customers based in China and the Asian region.

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Henkel Innovation Challenge 7
09/12/2013
Wanted: Enthusiastic students, visionary ideas and compelling concepts 

Coinciding with the start of the new academic year, Henkel’s international student competition – the “Henkel Innovation Challenge” – kicks off once again. For the seventh time, Henkel calls on students from all over the world to submit their visionary ideas and concepts for new Henkel products and technologies. Under the slogan “Create. Learn. Grow.”, student teams from a total of 30 countries are invited to submit their innovative and sustainable ideas by December 11, 2013 at www.henkelchallenge.com. A special focus will be on countries in emerging markets such as Brazil, Turkey, China and Russia.

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Dow Jones Sustainability Index
09/12/2013
Henkel confirms leading position in sustainability ranking 

For the seventh consecutive year, Henkel has been listed as industry group leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe (DJSI Europe). Henkel again took first place in the Household & Personal Products category and remains the only company in its sector to feature in both the DJSI World and the DJSI Europe. The Indices list corporations that follow the principles of sustainable development in their business operations.

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Henkel Japan started its “Shaping Futures”
08/29/2013
“Shaping Futures” in Cambodia 

Six Japanese volunteers from Schwarzkopf Professional of Henkel Japan have played an instrumental role in the “Shaping Futures” initiative, which took place in Cambodia during summer 2013. A total of 31 youngsters profited from the basic hairdressing training delivered by the professional hairstylists.

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Quarterly Report Q2/2013 (Cover)
08/08/2013
Henkel records strong performance in second quarter 
  • Sales rise 1.9% to 4,286 million euros (organic: +4.0%)
  • Adjusted operating profit: +8.2% to 660 million euros
  • Adjusted EBIT margin: +0.9 percentage points to 15.4%
  • Double-digit growth in adjusted earnings per preferred share (EPS): +10.3%*
  • At 45 percent, share of sales in emerging markets reaches new high
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08/01/2013
Overwhelming employee engagement 

Fifteen years MIT: 15 years of Henkel support for the social engagement of its employees past and present. For it is through the MIT Initiative (“Make an Impact on Tomorrow”) – founded in 1998 – that Henkel channels donations and sponsorship in various forms to its employees and retirees around the world as a means of bolstering their volunteering activities. In these 15 years, more than 10,500 projects have been supported in over 50 countries around the world. And on the occasion of this 15th anniversary of the MIT Initiative, the Management Board of the company has not only allocated an annual donation budget of around 1.8 million euros but also a special fund for additional anniversary projects.

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Students at Yayasan Pembinaan Anak Cacat (YPAC) receive free ‘back to school’ haircuts, hair care products and photographs sponsored by SYOSS
07/26/2013
SYOSS Brings Professional Hairstylists to Children with Disabilities 

The SYOSS Style and Share initiative was officially kicked-off today with the visit of three professional stylists from SYOSS to Yayasan Pembinaan Anak Cacat YPAC, an education foundation for disabled children in Jakarta, to provide free ‘back to school’ haircuts and hair care products to around 100  students.

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Dragon Plant Shanghai
07/22/2013
Customer audit successfully passed 

There are 58 days before the opening of our new adhesives factory in Shanghai, and we have just reached another important milestone: Master Kong, a producer of water and syrup and one of our key customers, came to audit the Dragon Plant in line with its quality and safety standards on Friday, July 19.

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66-day countdown to opening of the Dragon Plant
07/14/2013
World’s Largest Adhesives Factory in Shanghai 

The new Dragon Plant factory in Shanghai will be the largest state-of-the-art adhesives factory in the world when it opens this September. There are only 66 days left until the opening ceremony and the official start of operations at the new plant.

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Henkel in the Media
07/03/2013
Henkel in the Media 

Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted was interviewed by two newspapers in Thailand when he recently visited the country's Henkel sites on a business trip.

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Shaping Futures
06/19/2013
Not a Hollywood screenplay 

Imagine! A poor orphaned teenage girl living in a SOS Children's Village Guwahati in India gets the unique chance to get trained by a global company to become a hairdresser! She gets a job and one year later she is standing on a big stage in Berlin presenting her skills together with eleven outstanding local heroes, in front of 3.000 international hairdressers! What sounds like a Hollywood screenplay, is the true story of Manashi Bharati. And it shows how disadvantaged young people in developing countries can be helped along the pathway to a better life and a self-determined future.

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The RobecoSAM Sustainability Award Gold Class 2013 was conferred upon Henkel
06/17/2013
Gold for Henkel 

Henkel garners another sustainability accolade: On June 20, 2013, specialists in sustainability investing RobecoSAM will, for the second consecutive year, be conferring their “SAM Sustainability Awards,” with Henkel due for honors as the Gold Class and Sector Leader in recognition of its successes in pursuing sustainable development. One of the selected few, Henkel will be receiving its award as the top sustainability performer in the “Nondurable Household Products” category at a ceremony in Frankfurt am Main. Kathrin Menges, Executive Vice President Human Resources and Chair of Henkel's Sustainability Council, will be appearing personally to receive the honor. “We are very pleased to have done so well in this ranking. This award confirms our position in the vanguard of sustainable development and serves as a further spur for us to extend our lead as we continue to drive progress in this domain," says Kathrin Menges.

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Quarterly Report Q1/2013 (Cover)
05/08/2013
Strong earnings growth in first quarter 
  • Sales rise 0.6% to 4,033 million euros (organic: +2.5%)
  • Adjusted operating profit: +8.9% to 600 million euros
  • Adjusted EBIT margin: +1.2 percentage points to 14.9%
  • Adjusted earnings per preferred share (EPS): +10.3%* to 0.96 euros
  • Strong sales growth in emerging markets (organic: +8.2%)
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Schwarzkopf Professional’s Shaping Futures
05/03/2013
Social initiative hits the news 

Based on the belief that knowledge and education are key for a secure and better future, Schwarzkopf Professional runs the worldwide social initiative “Shaping Futures” that sees young adults being trained the craft of hairdressing by groups of volunteers. Launched in November 2010, the program has been rolled out to different countries all over the world and is constantly getting more interest from the media.  BBC Look North now reported on the pioneering social initiative by screening a special report from two of the volunteering hairdressers in Chennai, India.

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The Henkel Beauty Care team in Indonesia at the launch of  Schwarzkopf retail brands.
04/18/2013
Schwarzkopf Launches Retail Brands in Indonesia and Offers Consumers Complete Solution for Beautiful, Healthy Hair Every Day 

Schwarzkopf, one of the top three hair cosmetic brands in the world with a history of quality and innovation stretching back over 115 years, is entering the retail market in Indonesia with the launch of four retail product brands. Including Extra Care, Freshlight, Got2b, and Palette, the launch will enable consumers here to indulge in a complete routine – from hair care and hair styling to hair coloration – in the comfort of their homes. Products across these four Schwarzkopf brands are now available in various supermarkets and retail stores in major cities throughout Indonesia such as Guardian, Watsons, Hypermart, Hero, Giant, Foodhall, Farmers Market, Lotte Mart, and selected branches of Alfamart.

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04/15/2013
Henkel reconfirms 2013 guidance 

At Henkel’s Annual General Meeting today, CEO Kasper Rorsted reviewed the company’s successful performance over the preceding four years and outlined Henkel´s new strategy and financial targets for the period through 2016. Referring to the challenging economic environment between 2008 and 2012, he said: “We stayed on track and implemented our strategy. Despite all the headwinds, we succeeded in achieving our targets and even exceeding them.”

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Bruno Piacenza explains the topic of sustainability to children
03/25/2013
1,000 ambassadors for a more sustainable world 

To heighten the awareness of employees for sustainability and strengthen their engagement in this area, the Laundry & Home Care business sector of Henkel has established a “Sustainability Ambassadors” program. In online seminars, the employees obtain an overview of the global challenges involved in sustainable development and learn more about Henkel’s own sustainability strategy. Since the program began in July 2012, around 500 employees have successfully completed this training. This figure should rise to 1,000 by the end of 2013.

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Winners of the Henkel Innovation Challenge 6
03/21/2013
Product idea 2050: “Syoss BREATHE” 

The international final of the “Henkel Innovation Challenge” in Shanghai saw 18 student teams from all over the world competing against one another. The students had three days in which to showcase their visionary ideas and themselves to a panel of Henkel managers. The jury ultimately selected the team from Germany as having submitted the best product vision for the year 2050. Susann Tiffany Leuchtmann, who is currently studying at the Copenhagen Business School, and Niels Henning Adler from the University of Mannheim are this year’s winners of the “Henkel Innovation Challenge”. In the final, the duo’s idea, “Syoss BREATHE” – a photosynthesis hair care product line – saw off the concepts entered by their international rivals to secure first place.

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Annual Report 2012 (Cover)
03/06/2013
Henkel’s sales and earnings reaching record levels 
  • Sales rise 5.8 percent to 16,510 million euros (organic: +3.8%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: +15.1 percent to 2,335 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: +1.1 percentage points to 14.1%
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): +17.8% to 3.70 euros
  • Strong performance in the emerging markets (organic: +7.8%)
  • Proposed dividend: +18.8 percent to 0.95 euros per preferred share
  • 2013 set to be another year of growth
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Sustainability Report 2012 (Cover)
03/06/2013
Working together for sustainability 

Henkel is publishing its latest Sustainability Report today. The focus of this 22nd issue is on the implementation of the sustainability strategy that the company presented in 2012. At the core of the strategy is the goal of achieving more with less. Henkel intends to triple its resource efficiency by the year 2030. To achieve this ambition, Henkel is actively involving its employees in its strategy implementation programs and working with its partners to drive sustainability along the various value chains.

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Henkel app for iPad
02/26/2013
Henkel App for iPad 

The Henkel App for iPad is now available in the App Store. Stay in touch with Henkel using this free Henkel App, and get the latest news as well as an expansive video collection on a wide variety of Henkel themes. Be it company news, or information about the three business units, Henkel’s vision and values or the new Henkel strategy, financial reports or useful facts about the sustainability strategy, the new Henkel App provides iPad users with readily available information. And what's more, users can get access to other available company Apps as well as Henkel’s social media channels through this App.

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02/19/2013
Five strong brands  

Henkel will introduce a new branding approach for its industrial adhesive technologies business. The company’s brand portfolio has grown strongly over the past decades and has enabled Henkel to become the global market leader in adhesives, sealants and surface treatments. To improve the navigation through the brand portfolio, Henkel will now re-group its industrial business for adhesive technologies under five technology cluster brands, each of which will represent a cluster of specific technologies and applications.

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The 2013 Sustainability Yearbook placed Henkel in its “Gold Class” category
01/28/2013
More sustainability accolades for Henkel 

Henkel has been honored a further three times as a leading proponent of sustainability in its sector – both within Germany and in comparison with its international peers. And the company has also taken top positions in recent online sustainability communication rankings.

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01/22/2013
Grand Opening of Henkel Display Center at Zhangjiang High-Tech Park 

SHANGHAI, Jan 22, 2013 / -- Henkel announced their Display Center officially opened in Zhangjiang High-Tech Park of Shanghai on Jan 9, 2013.

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