Our purpose, “Pioneers at heart for the good of generations”, is what unites all of us at Henkel. With our pioneering spirit, our knowledge, our products and technologies, we want to enrich and improve billions of lives every day and shape a viable future for future generations. 

It is our people who make the difference. Their dedication, skills and knowledge implement our sustainability strategy. This is why we want to foster our people’s commitment to sustainability.

Sustainability at Heart

In 2022, we have expanded our existing training opportunities to include a holistic engagement program. The Sustainability at Heart program builds on our Sustainability Ambassador program, which has trained our dedicated employees worldwide since 2012. Our ambition is to engage and empower all employees to take action on sustainability. The objective is to comprehensively equip our employees with the knowledge, skills and mindset that are central to Henkel’s role as a leader in sustainability. We also engage and empower our employees to become actively involved in sustainability in their work environment and in their private lives.

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This video provides insights into the Sustainability at Heart program and is aimed at our employees to get motivated and inspired.

Comprehensive offer for our employees

The Sustainability at Heart program is an interactive platform that provides one central hub and offers a wide range of tools. The main goals are:

  • to inform by offering the latest news and helpful materials on our 2030+ Sustainability Ambition Framework 
  • to help employees learn by offering different training to enhance knowledge, skills and mindset 
  • to connect by bringing together motivated people to engage and network 

The program comprises a basic training course, which explains the key terms and concepts as well as the global challenges of sustainability in a business context. It then presents how Henkel meets these challenges and implements sustainability to contribute to transformational change. The Sustainability Pioneer training was developed in collaboration with the IESE Business School and is available to our employees as an eLearning course in six different languages. By the end of 2023, more than 10,000 employees had participated in the training. In 2023, we have also launched a training format based on this content that has been designed specifically for team training for production employees. In addition, we offer further in-depth training on specific topics and special sustainability training courses offered by the business units. For example, our climate training, which is available company-wide, provides employees with an understanding of the basics of climate change, the impact on society, and concrete proposals for action in their private and professional lives, all presented in a series of micro-learning chapters. We continued to expand our training opportunities in 2023 with the addition of the Sustainability Incubator Lab. This is a new format that enables employees to work on specific ideas relating to sustainability.