Key figures

Group Key Figures
Group Key Figures

Our employees

  • 72,600 employees
  • 126 different nationalities
  • 59% of women managers
  • 43% of women on executive committees

Our research

  • 611 patents registered in 2012
  • €791M invested in Research and Development in 2012, or 3.5% of sales
  • 3,817 researchers in some thirty disciplines, from fundamental research to product development
  • 22% of new raw materials derived from plants in 2012

Our production

  • 5.8 billion products manufactured, of which 87.1% in-house
  • 42 factories and 145 distribution centers around the world
  • 86% of L’Oréal's factories are certified ISO 9001 (version 2000) or FDA (quality certification)
  • 86% of L’Oréal's factories are certified OHSAS 18001 or VPP (safety certification)
  • 88% of the factories are certified ISO 14001 (environmental certification)

Our commitments

  • 50% reduction by 2015,
    of greenhouse gas emissions,
    waste per unit of finished product,
    of water consumption per unit of finished product
  • 95% of waste that is reused, recycled or used to produce energy
  • €28.9M devoted to corporate sponsorship in 2012. Sharing growth is one of the strategic priorities of L’Oréal's corporate citizenship
  • €40M of the pluriannual budget over 5 years for the Fondation L’Oréal