BRDO calls for a boycott of Henkel products in Ukraine and around the world

Henkel is a chemical company that produces household and hygienic products under the brands Persil, Pril, Bref, Taft, Schwarzkopf, Shauma, Fa, Brillance, Glisskur and Dial.

The company recently announced that it will continue its business in Russia, although it will follow the imposed international sanctions. In particular, it will freeze future investments in Russia and stop advertising in Russian state media.

BRDO experts have repeatedly stressed that continuing to do business in the aggressor country, no matter how it is limited by the sanctions, still means paying taxes in Russia, which uses the money to finance its further terrorist attacks in Ukraine.

According to Forbes, in 2020 Henkel received $1.13 billion in revenue, of which all taxes were paid to the Russian budget. And Reuters reports that Henkel is going to achieve all the financial indicators that were planned by the company’s management for 2022, in full.

As we can see, Henkel, cynically hiding behind public allegations of international sanctions, continues to do business as usual. And perhaps it even politically supports Russia’s war crimes. If in the 21st century a rally of neo-Nazis and supporters of genocide in Ukraine is possible in Berlin, it is reasonable to assume that the German company Henkel also has pro-Russian and pro-Nazi views.

While Russia is preparing for the next attack on Ukraine and plans to repeat its atrocities committed by Russian soldiers in Bucha, Irpen, Gostomel, Borodyanka and other satellite towns of Kyiv, each product purchased from a collaborationist company is a financial contribution to the future terrorist actions of the RF in Ukraine. Therefore, we call on all activists and Ukrainian supporters to boycott Henkel products and hold rallies in European cities against the company’s actions.

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