Henkel Named to Latest Dow Jones Sustainability World Index



    DUESSELDORF, Germany and ROCKY HILL, Conn., Sept. 8 /CNW/ -- Henkel's
leading international position in sustainability ratings was confirmed once
again by the company's inclusion in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG)
market segment of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). Just
10 percent of the 2,500 largest corporations in the world are named to the
DJSI World in an annual economic, ecological and corporate social
responsibility review performed by SAM Indexes GmbH.
    
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    Henkel has performed exceptionally well again this year in numerous
sustainability surveys and appraisals. In March, for example, Henkel garnered
the 2008 ESG Award in the DAX category. This accolade serves to single out
excellence among the corporations listed in the DAX -- the German stock index
-- in the fields of environmental compatibility, social responsibility and
corporate governance.
    "We are absolutely delighted at having been included once again in the
Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. The exceptional ratings and rankings
that we have earned in assessments performed by international experts from
business, the financial world, the scientific community and various
non-governmental organizations serve both to endorse what we have achieved to
date, and to spur us on to make even further progress on the sustainability
front," said Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted. "And we shall continue to lead the way
in sustainable development irrespective of the challenges that we may face in
the future."
    Henkel maintains a close dialog with rating institutions specializing in
sustainability issues. This serves to supplement the long-standing process of
interchange and consultation that has existed between Henkel and ecological
research institutes, special-interest groups and financial bodies, providing
the company with a constant stream of important inputs and ideas.
    Further comprehensive information concerning Henkel's activities in the
fields of sustainability and corporate social responsibility, plus all the
relevant rankings and ratings, can be found at www.henkel.com/sustainability.
    Henkel markets a wide range of well-known consumer and industrial brands
in North America, including Dial(R) soap, Purex(R) laundry detergent, Right
Guard(R) antiperspirants, got2b(R) hair gels, and Loctite(R) adhesives.  Visit
www.henkelna.com for more information.
    For more than 130 years, Henkel has been a leader with brands and
technologies that make people's lives easier, better and more beautiful.
Henkel operates in three business areas -- Home Care, Personal Care, and
Adhesive Technologies -- and is ranked among the Fortune Global 500 companies.
More than 60 percent of Henkel's sales are in consumer goods, while the
industrial business accounts for almost 40 percent of the company's total
sales. In fiscal 2007, Henkel generated sales of 13,074 million euros and
operating profit of 1,344 million euros. Our more than 55,000 employees
worldwide are dedicated to fulfilling our corporate claim, "A Brand like a
Friend," and ensuring that people in more than 125 countries can trust in
brands and technologies from Henkel.

    
    Contact
    Cindy Demers (North America)
    Tel. 480-754-4090
    cindy.demers@us.henkel.com
    

    
    Lars Witteck (International)
    Tel. +49 211 797 - 2606
    Fax  +49 211 798 - 4040

    




For further information:

For further information: Cindy Demers (North America), +1-480-754-4090,
cindy.demers@us.henkel.com; Lars Witteck (International), +49 211 797 - 2606,
Fax +49 211 798 - 4040, both of Henkel

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