Founded in 1876, Henkel operates globally through a diversified portfolio active in industrial and consumer businesses. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is a leader in the adhesives market. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories worldwide. In 2016, Henkel reported sales of €18.7 billion, adjusted operating profit of €3.2 billion. Henkel employs more than 50,000 people globally and is a leader in sustainability, with top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.