Employees

The LANXESS Group had 16,717 employees worldwide as of September 30, 2014, which was 626 fewer than on December 31, 2013 (17,343). The decrease was mainly attributable to the “Advance” program. 

The number of employees in the EMEA (excluding Germany) region decreased by 124 to 3,320. Headcount in Germany came to 7,780, against 8,117 as of December 31, 2013. The workforce in North America decreased by 114 to 1,412. In Latin America, headcount decreased compared with December 31, 2013, from 1,560 to 1,478. The number of employees in the Asia-Pacific region advanced by 31 from 2,696 to 2,727. This was mainly attributable to the investment activities in those countries.