Taking charge in challenging times. Shortly after becoming our CEO, Carsten Knobel was faced with the unprecedented challenge of steering Henkel safely through a global pandemic. In a special “How to lead” feature in the Financial Times, he explains how the collaborative culture at Henkel made this possible and shares his future ambitions for the company.
Rewarding female champions! The Schwarzkopf Million Chances Award rewards various charitable initiatives that promote female empowerment. This year the jury led by our CHRO Sylvie Nicol chose the winners in three categories, whilst the fourth was decided by an online poll. Learn more about them via the link (German)!
Changing the hair color game Choicify is a revolutionary AI-powered app developed by Henkel Beauty Care in collaboration with Amazon. It takes the stress out of shopping for hair colors by allowing customers to access a “live mirror” feature, which provides them with real time images to help find their perfect style.
Leading the way in diversity! We’re delighted to have been named as a Diversity Leader 2021! This recognition comes as a result of a detailed study conducted jointly by the Financial Times and Statista. Together they analyzed employee feedback from 15,000 companies across 16 European countries, and found us to have one of the most positive scores on the topic of diversity and inclusion!
Thriving on responsibility. Mirella Silva is the Regional Finance Deployment Coordinator for the LATAM Region at Henkel Brazil. She’s responsible for local, regional and global projects that focus on digital transformation and process optimization. What she loves about the job are the different challenges it brings: “Working in such a dynamic department means every day is an opportunity to broaden my knowledge and skills”, she says.
Innovation through collaboration. Tilak Thiagarajan is Director at Henkel dx and the brains behind the hair color consultation program Choicify. What makes Henkel so unique in his eyes is the collaborative culture that ensures everyone feels supported. Listen as he explains how this helped him #makeadifference!
Henkel takes The Climate Pledge. Henkel has reinforced its commitment to climate protection by joining “The Climate Pledge,” an international cross-industry commitment jointly agreed upon by Amazon and Global Optimism. Its objective? To achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions ten years ahead of the UN Paris Agreement’s 2050 target, so that Henkel can become a climate-positive company by 2040.
Ask us anything! Our CHRO Sylvie Nicol answered career questions from our followers in a special two-part #AskMeAnything series. She shared her tips on the skills needed to thrive at Henkel and how she’s been supported to craft her career with us. Check out the episodes here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/henkel_askmeanything-with-sylvie-nicol-part-1-activity-6717445548565123072-dOb-
Making a difference. As a Microbiologist at the Beauty Care R&D Laboratory in Stamford, Connecticut, Marilena makes sure brands like Dial, Got2b and Schwarzkopf USA achieve the highest quality and safety standards. “Knowing that my work helps millions of people across the world safely use Henkel’s products gives me a great feeling of pride and satisfaction”, she says.
Henkel joins U.S. Plastics Pact. Henkel North America has joined the U.S. Plastics Pact to accelerate the drive to the circular economy. Under the terms of this collaborative initiative, Henkel has committed to making all plastic packaging 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.