Image Kasper Rorsted

Kasper Rorsted, Chairman of the Management Board: “Achieving more
with less.”


Sustainability Strategy

Over the next 20 years, we want to triple the value we create through our business operations in relation to their ecological footprint.


Focal areas



Some30 % of our managers are women 

135years of brand success

More than47,000 employees

15.6billion euros sales
in 2011

More than120nations represented
by our people

42 %of our sales generated in
the emerging markets

42 %of our sales generated
by our top 10 brands

We supported
2,343social projects in 2011

Economic indicators

15,605sales in million euros

2,029adjusted operating profit (EBIT) in million euros

13.0 %adjusted return on sales (EBIT)

3.14adjusted earnings per preferred share (EPS) 
in euros

410research and development expenditure in million euros

0.78 dividend per ordinary 
share in euros

0.80 dividend per preferred 
share in euros

Environmental indicators

180production sites

7,550production output in thousand metric tons

2,220energy consumption in 
thousand megawatt hours

652carbon dioxide emissions in thousand metric tons

7,921water consumption in thousand cubic meters

145 waste for recycling and disposal in thousand metric tons 

Employee indicators

(as of December 31)

483trainees in Germany

32.5 %proportion of female employees

2average number of training days per employee

31.3 %participation in employee share program

1.1occupational accidents per million hours worked

Social indicators

6,0donations in million euros (financial and product donations, not counting
paid time off from work)

2,343number of projects supported