Fritz Henkel Stiftung

In 1876, the entrepreneur Fritz Henkel founded the company Henkel & Cie in Aachen. The company’s product was a laundry detergent. Since then social engagement – or corporate citizenship – has always been an integral part of the sense of responsibility as a company. In January 2011, Henkel established the Fritz Henkel Stiftung. This foundation serves as the umbrella for the social engagement and fosters the activities. It underscores Henkel`s long commitment to social involvement that goes beyond its direct business interests.

Taking on responsibility

“In our globalized and performance-driven society, we are seeing a renaissance of foundations. Committing oneself meaningfully, taking on responsibility, and thus improving our society a little bit – that is more relevant than ever for many people.”

Karol Monique Westhoff – Managing Director