Laundry & Home Care

Leading market positions worldwide.

Achieving profitable growth through innovation, strong brands and good, solid customer relationships.

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

Bar chart: organic sales growth
Key financials

in million euros

2009

2010

+/–

Sales

4,129

4,319

4.6 %

Operating profit (EBIT)

501

542

8.2 %

Adjusted1) operating profit (EBIT)

530

562

6.2 %

Return on sales (EBIT)

12.1 %

12.6 %

0.5 pp

Adjusted1) return on sales (EBIT)

12.8 %

13.0 %

0.2 pp

pp = percentage points

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