We get involved

Social engagement – or corporate citizenship – has been a special part of our corporate culture ever since our company was founded by Fritz Henkel in 1876.

In 2011, Henkel set up the Fritz Henkel Foundation. The establishment of the Foundation underscores Henkel’s long-term commitment to social involvement that goes beyond its direct business interests. The Foundation efficiently consolidates our activities, especially regarding international emergency aid, global brand and corporate engagement, and support for volunteer work on the part of our employees in Germany through the MIT (Make an Impact on Tomorrow) initiative. A special focus of our social engagement activities is the topic of education. In 2012, our total donations amounted to approximately 7.3 million euros, of which more than 30 percent were used for educational initiatives.

Our worldwide engagement

Henkel and its employees and retirees provide targeted help all over the world. In 2011, Henkel sponsored MIT projects worldwide, provided emergency aid, and carried out or fostered projects either as a corporation or through its brands. This made it possible to help some 750,000 people through these efforts.

Worldwide projects

Last updated: March 6, 2013