“The success of Henkel truly relies on the strength of our employees,” said Jerry Perkins, president, Henkel North America. “Today is a day for us all to recognize each other for our contributions and the important role we play in our continued growth.”
Henkel continues to grow as an innovative global leader in brands and technologies. This year, Henkel acquired leading Canada-based retailer brand manufacturer JemPak Corporation, further strengthening Henkel’s laundry and home care portfolio in North America. Henkel also welcomed employees from leading hair professional brands Joico and Zotos Professional following the acquisition of Zotos International Inc., further strengthening its professional business in the US, the world’s single biggest hair professional market.
Over the last year, Henkel has also expanded its facilities from coast to coast, including opening its new Beauty Care Hair Professional Headquarters and #theAcademyofHair in Culver City, CA, and opening its new state-of-the-art Research and Development facilities in Stamford and Trumbull, CT.These achievements are in addition to ongoing success across all of Henkel’s businesses in North America.
The company has also set ambitious sustainability goals. By 2030, Henkel's goal is to triple the value created for the footprint made by its operations, products and services. It recently launched its sustainable packaging initiative, in which the Company aims to have 100% of its packaging be recyclable, reusable or compostable and for 35 percent recycled plastic to be used for its consumer goods products in Europe, in the year 2025.
In North America, Henkel has partnered with the How2Recycle label program to encourage consumer recycling. As part of this partnership, a selection of Henkel's Laundry & Home Care products including Soft Scrub and Purex Crystals will feature the How2Recycle label on their packaging at major retailers across the United States, including Walmart. The company's Adhesive Technologies business unit is also featuring this label on paperboard cartons used for its Technomelt brand of industrial products.
In addition to its sustainability initiatives, Henkel has deeply enhanced its corporate social responsibility efforts in the communities in which it operates, reaching more than 95,000 beneficiaries in the U.S. and beyond through programs including Henkel’s “Make an Impact on Tomorrow” (MIT) initiative and social partnerships. Henkel’s product donations, which include its annual participation in the Today Show Toy Drive amount to donations in excess of $3 million in Beauty and Laundry care products. In the spirt of Henkel Day, Henkel will be giving a donation in support of equal opportunity education-focused organizations, including Teach For America and WE.org.