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 ERG: Henkel Black Alliance.
For the Henkel Black Alliance ERG, recruiting and retaining Black talent and amplifying those voices at Henkel North America is the end goal. The ERG creates a space for Black employees and allies to connect, collaborate and feel empowered to be themselves at Henkel.
By developing and implementing programs that benefit employees, stakeholders and communities, the Henkel Black Alliance ERG is driving Henkel’s diversity agenda from the bottom up to help create an inclusive environment that fosters diverse perspectives and ensures opportunities are equally accessible to all.
Anyone and everyone are encouraged to join the Henkel Black Alliance ERG, remotely or through chapters, like those in Connecticut and Michigan. From organizing signature events such as a virtual tour of Charles Wright Museum of African America History to sharing knowledge with Black History Month fact sheets and raising money for the United Negro College Fund with their infamous annual Juneteenth burger cook-off, the ERG works to celebrate Black history and culture while pushing for a better, more just future.
Black History Month is an opportunity to introduce Black achievements and culture to the world by sharing the history that has escaped textbooks and current events that fail to make national news. It is also a reminder that there is still work to be done to achieve true equity.
Carl Jordan, Global Quality Key Account Manager and a Henkel Black Alliance leader
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 www.henkel-northamerica.com, and on Twitter @Henkel_NA.
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 www.henkel.com.
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