L’Oréal's Research and Innovation employs 4,009 people of approximately 60 nationalities. Working in some thirty disciplines, more than half of these employees are doctors or engineers, and they are responsible for over 624 patents filed in 2013.

KEY FIGURES

  • €791M invested in Research and Development in 2012, or 3.5% of sales
  • 611 patents registered in 2012
  • More than 80 publications per year: articles in scientific reviews and live presentations at international conferences

 

EMPLOYEES

  • 3,817 people
  • 30 disciplines (biology, chemistry, physics, optics, microbiology, statistical analysis , bioinformatics, ethnology, sociology, dermatology…)
  • 60 nationalities
  • 70% women
     

ORGANISATION

  • 5 hubs (United States, Japan, China, India and Brazil)
  • 22 research centres
  • 17 evaluation centres
  • 50 Scientific and technico-regulatory departments
  • More than 30 collaborations with universities, public research centres or start-ups

 

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