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Spotlight on Our ERGs: PRIDE

Spotlight on Our ERGs: PRIDE

Published 12-12-22

Submitted by Henkel

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are an important part of company culture. They help build community and engage different perspectives with the goal of encouraging positive change within and outside of the company.

In our Spotlight on ERG series, learn about our 17 ERGs across Henkel North America with over 1,000 employees participating and helping us build an inclusive environment and spirit of belonging. Together we are advancing our DEI priorities.

Learn more below about our PRIDE ERG.

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Henkel PRIDE ERG members from Culver City, CA marched in the Los Angeles PRIDE Parade in June 2022, celebrating the 50th year of this annual event.

About PRIDE:

PRIDE is the LGBTQ+ ERG here at Henkel, and it is all about community and connection. PRIDE allows employees to connect with others across the company who share similar experiences and identities. However, PRIDE is open and welcoming to allies as well, encouraging employees of all backgrounds to get together, form a community and advocate for positive change within the organization.

"The PRIDE ERG helps Henkel colleagues connect with one another over shared experiences, so that no one feels alone. Everyone is welcome to join us in building community and bringing positive change to Henkel."

Paul Wintner, Global Education Manager, Alterna and PRIDE ERG President

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Paul Wintner, Global Education Manager, Alterna and PRIDE ERG President

PRIDE’s goal is to help Henkel reach its strategic objectives and drive growth by supporting employee recruitment & development, acting as the voice of LGBTQ+ consumers and employees, and providing a supportive community for all. It offers employees the opportunity to network with others across all business units and to engage with senior leadership to help effectively create change and foster a more inclusive culture within the Henkel workplace.

PRIDE offers a multitude of ways for members to support the LGBTQ+ community. Some recent favorites include supporting Henkel’s participation in the HRC CEI (Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index), representing Henkel at the PRIDE Parade in Los Angeles and PRIDE in the Park in Connecticut, and organizing over $60,000 donations over the past three years to LGBTQ+ charities.

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About Henkel in North America
In North America, Henkel operates across its three business units: Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care, and Laundry & Home Care. Its portfolio of well-known consumer and industrial brands includes Schwarzkopf® hair care, Dial® soaps, Right Guard® antiperspirants, Persil®, Purex®, and all® laundry detergents, Snuggle® fabric softeners as well as Loctite®, Technomelt® and Bonderite® adhesives. With sales of around 6 billion US dollars (5 billion euros) in 2019, North America accounts for 26 percent of the company’s global sales. Henkel employs approximately 9,000 people across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit, and on Twitter @Henkel_NA.

About Henkel
Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2019, Henkel reported sales of more than 20 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of more than 3.2 billion euros. Henkel employs more than 52,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, please visit

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