Henkel Sustainability Report 2010

Posen, Poland, August 2008


Operational IncidentMeasures Initiated
A major fire occurred at our central warehouse for cosmetics and adhesives in Posen. The building and many of the finished products and advertising materials stored there were destroyed. Thanks to the welltrained response of our employees, everyone in the building was able to exit safely. The warehouse had actually been inspected by the local fire protection authorities the day before the fire, and no deficiencies had been identified. The fire most probably started in an office area that belongs to the warehouse but is not leased by Henkel. The professional reactions of our employees confirmed the relevance of our safety, health and environment (SHE) training courses, which we intend to intensify.