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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 2012 totaled some 7.3 million euros.

Social engagement

(as of December 31)
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Total number of projects supported 2,476 2,155 2,493 2,343 2,339
Number of people supported 500,000 730,000 753,629 1,046,321
Time off from work for employeeinitiated projects (days) 285 318 54 135 131
Donations in thousand euros (financial and product donations, not counting time off) 7,529 7,684 6,087 6,002 7,302
The number of projects lies at about the same level as the previous year. A more focused selection of projects resulted in an increase in the number of people supported. However, the number of days off from work remained at the same level as the year before. Generally speaking, employees may request as many as five days off from work per year.

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Percentage of employee projects per
Millennium Development Goal

(as of December 31)
  2009 2010 2011 2012
  1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
21 % 33 % 30 % 11 %
  1. Achieve universal primary education for girls and boys alike
31 % 47 % 23 % 39 %
  1. Promote gender equality and empower women
10 % 2 % 2 % 5 %
  1. Reduce child mortality
6 % 3 % 14 % 8 %
  1. Improve maternal health
3 % 1 % 1 % 3 %
  1. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
22 % 7 % 20 % 3 %
  1. Ensure environmental sustainability
6 % 6 % 9 % 15 %
  1. Develop a global partnership for development
1 % 1 % 1 % 16 %

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 6, 2013