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Proudly owned by the Hempel Foundation

Our company is entirely owned by the Hempel Foundation. This ownership structure is unique in the coating industry – and, in fact, in most industries around the world. It forms a strong part of our heritage and identity.

The Hempel Foundation’s primary purpose is to maintain a solid financial and economic base for the Hempel Group. It ensures we take a long-term perspective on our business development to grow our leading position in the global coatings market in a sustainable way. Besides driving a healthy business, the Foundation aims to make the world a better place.

Making a difference

The Hempel Foundation supports philantropic causes around the world, focusing on three main areas: sustaining our planet’s biodiversity, supporting research into sustainable coating solutions and empowering children living in poverty through education.

As members of the Hempel Family, we take pride in the Foundation’s work. We know that the better we perform, the more dividends are paid – and the more good the Foundation can do.

Being a volunteer

Every year, a group of employees from different parts of the business come together to help out at one of the Foundation’s education projects. For the children – many of whom have never been further than the local village – it’s an enriching experience. For the employees, it provides perspective on why we work at Hempel. Many say it is a life-changing experience.

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