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Our employees

  • 78 600 employees
  • 156 different nationalities
  • 59 % of women managers
  • 44 % of women on executive committees

Our research

  • 501 patents registered in 2014
  • €761M budget in 2014, or 3.4 % of sales
  • 3 782 researchers in some thirty disciplines, from fundamental research to product development
  • 34 % of new raw materials derived from plants in 2013

Our production

  • 6,3 billion units produced worldwide in 2013 (1)
    (1) Cosmetic Branch
  • 43 factories and 71 distribution centers around the world
  • 80 % of L’Oréal's factories are certified ISO 9001 (version 2000) or FDA (quality certification)
  • 93 % of the factories are certified ISO 14001 (environmental certification)

Our commitments

  • 60% reduction by 2020 of the environmental footprint of our plants and distribution centers, whilst bringing beauty to one billion new consumers.
  • 100% of our plant-based raw materials are evaluated for their potential impact on biodiversity.
  • 88% biodegradability for our shampoos and 86% for our shower gels in 2012.
  • 800 social audits on supplier sites
  • 20,031 employees took part in the Citizen Day in 2013