Cosmetics / Toiletries

Leading market positions worldwide.

Achieving profitable growth with appealing innovations under strong brands, aligned to exacting customer demands.

Expanding our strong market position in Europe and extending our presence in North America and – selectively – in the growth regions.

Bar chart: organic sales growth
Key financials

in million euros

2009

2010

+/–

Sales

3,010

3,269

8.6 %

Operating profit (EBIT)

387

411

6.1 %

Adjusted1) operating profit (EBIT)

387

436

12.4 %

Return on sales (EBIT)

12.9 %

12.6 %

–0.3 pp

Adjusted1) return on sales (EBIT)

12.9 %

13.3 %

0.4 pp

pp = percentage points

1) Adjusted for one-time charges/gains and restructuring charges.