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Sustainability Report 2009 published

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Düsseldorf (euro adhoc) - Düsseldorf, February 25, 2010

Henkel: Sustainability Report 2009 published

Strong sustainability performance   • 25 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions*   • 26 percent lower energy consumption*   • 37 percent lower water consumption*   • 12 percent less waste*

At Henkel, sustainability is a core business  factor.  This  is  why Henkel  is today publishing its Sustainability Report 2009 simultaneously with  its  Annual Report. The Sustainability Report provides an overview of  the  main  ecological and social developments in fiscal 2009.

Düsseldorf - "Sustainability is one of Henkel´s outstanding attributes - and  an important success factor," said  Kasper   Rorsted,  Chairman  of  the  Management Board of Henkel at the press conference on fiscal  2009.  "Our  ambition  is  to combine  the   best  possible  product  quality  with    effective    environmental protection and social responsibility." The 40-page  Sustainability   Report  2009 reflects how firmly these principles are anchored throughout  the  entire  value chain -  in  purchasing  and  supplier management,  production  and  logistics, sustainable brands and technologies just as much as in  employee  relations  and social engagement. Strong sustainability performance Henkel works continuously to make its  own  processes  as  energy-efficient  and resource-conserving as  possible.  To  do  this,  the  company  has   set  itself ambitious targets for saving water, energy and waste, and avoiding  occupational accidents. The 2005-2009 sustainability performance  figures  show  the  success achieved: For example, carbon dioxide emissions decreased by 25  percent,  water consumption by 37 percent and the volume of waste by 12  percent  -  per  metric ton of output in each case. Over the same period,  the  number  of   occupational accidents fell by 57 percent.

Sustainability: a task for all of the global team - not just the specialists At Henkel, sustainable development depends vitally on the strong  commitment  of all employees. They are the people who establish the  basis  for  sustainability around the  world  -  for   example  in  research  and  development,  purchasing, manufacturing, marketing, sales and distribution. Therefore,  Henkel  constantly invests in the training and continuing education of its staff. This is  how  the company ensures that its global team will be able to meet the challenges  ahead, working with its industrial and retail partners all over the world.

Every innovation contributes to sustainability Sustainability drives innovation. Henkel´s declared commitment is that  all  new brands and technologies contribute to sustainable development in  at  least  one of its focal areas: energy and climate;  water  and  wastewater;   materials  and waste; health and safety; and social progress. Since   2008,  these  focal  areas have been systematically anchored in the   company-wide  standardized  innovation process. One  such  innovation is  Purex  Complete  3-in-1  Laundry  Sheets,  an  ultra- concentrate which combines detergent, softener and anti-static effect  into  one product. Other examples  include  Diadermine  skin  creams  which   the  European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF) awarded the  ECARF  Quality  Seal and the halogen-free Loctite line of adhesives for mobile electronic equipment.

Promoting sustainable consumption Henkel  strives  to  foster   sustainable  consumption.  This  is    because    the ecological footprint of many consumer  goods  depends  not  only  on  production factors but also, and to  a  very  large  extent,  on  their   efficient  use  by consumers. Henkel´s brands and  technologies  are used  daily  in  millions  of households and industrial processes. They  enable  customers  and  consumers  to make more efficient use of valuable resources such as energy and  water.  Henkel also promotes this idea through targeted communication.

The Sustainability Report, wide-ranging information on Henkel´s sustainable  and socially responsible business practices, as well as all  rankings  and  ratings can be found on the Internet at www.henkel.com/sustainability.

Further material is available at http://www.henkel.com/press

Henkel has been committed to making  people's  lives  easier,  better and  more beautiful for more than 130 years. A  Fortune  Global  500 and  Germany's  most admired company according to a  recent  Fortune survey,  Henkel  offers  strong brands and technologies in three areas of competence: Home Care,  Personal  Care and  Adhesive   Technologies.  Each  day,  more  than  50,000  employees  in  125 countries are dedicated to fulfilling Henkel's claim "A Brand  like   a  Friend." In fiscal 2009, Henkel generated sales of  13,573   million  euros  and  adjusted operating profit of 1,364 million euros.

Contact Wulf Klüppelholz Dr. Ute Krupp

Phone:         +49 211 797 - 1875      Phone:        +49 211 797 - 5641
Fax:            +49 211 798 - 4040      Fax:          +49 211 798 - 4040

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

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Further inquiry note:
Irene Honisch
Assistent Corporate Communications
Tel.: +49 (0)211 797-5668
E-Mail: irene.honisch@henkel.com

Branche: Consumer Goods
ISIN:      DE0006048432
WKN:        604843
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