The global cosmetics giant knows how to keep up appearances, but can it be trusted?

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  • 1st for cosmetics globally

Profits and dividends (million €)

Wages and turnover (2021, million €)

Greenhouse gas emssions

CEO pay

3,06 million € (2021)

Pay ratio between CEO and average worker

40 (2021)


68,9 % of employees 31,6 % of executive committee (2021)

Lobbying expenses, declared

0,9 -1.1 million € (Paris, Brussels and Washington, 2021)

Share of subsidiaries in secret jurisdictions

17,8 % (2019)


85 252 globally (2021)
  • Website
  • Headquarters 14, rue Royale, Paris
  • Leadership Nicolas Hieronimus (CEO since 2021), Jean-Paul Agon (chairman of the board and former CEO)
  • Shareholders Bettencourt family (34.69%), Nestlé (20.1%)
  • Board members Jean-Paul Agon (chairman of the board), Nicolas Hieronimus (CEO), Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers (Bettencourt-Meyers family), Jean-Victor Meyers (Bettencourt-Meyers family), Nicolas Meyers (Bettencourt-Meyers family), Paul Bulcke (Nestlé), Béatrice Guillaume-Grabisch (Nestlé), Ana Sofia Amaral (workers representative), Sophie Bellon (Sodexo), Patrice Caine (Thales), Fabienne Dulac (Orange), Belén Garijo (Merck), Ilham Kadri (Solvay), Georges Liarokapis (workers representative), Virginie Morgon (Eurazeo), Alexandre Ricard (Pernod Ricard)
  • Key subsidiaries LaSCAD
  • Brands Garnier, Gemey, Lancôme, Cadum, Dop, La Roche-Posay, Vichy, Kiehl’s, Biotherm, parfums Cacharel, parfums Guy Laroche, parfums Ralph Lauren, parfums Giorgio Armani, parfums Diesel, Yves Saint-Laurent Beauté, Maybelline, Mixa, Kérastase
  • Main countries France, United States, China

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