Facts & Figures

Some interesting key facts & figures about our global Research & Development at a glance.

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    Around 702 global employees working in Research & Development
    €188 million annual investment into R&D in 2016
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    The Consumer Business Segment filed patents for 47 innovations in 2016
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    Laboratories in Germany, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Mexico and the USA to study and meet regional skin care needs
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    Globally renowned Skin Research Center, one of the largest and most modern in Europe
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    International Open Innovation initiative launched in 2010 to increase our innovative capacity
    800 studies annually at 50 external institutes worldwide
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    Over 500 close research partnerships with universities, research centers and start-up companies worldwide
    Around 1,900 studies with approximately 45,000 participants in 2016 alone