Facts and figures

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Our performance

In an unprecedented environment, we delivered our third consecutive year of improvement in organic sales growth, profitability and capital efficiency. Here is a summary of the 2020 full-year results.

Group sales (in CHF)

84.3 billion

Organic growth *

3.6 %

Real internal growth *

3.2 %

Underlying trading operating profit* (in CHF)

14.9 billion

Underlying trading operating profit margin *

17.7 %

Underlying trading operating profit margin *

+ 20 Basis points

Trading operating profit * (in CHF)

14.2 billion

Trading operating profit margin *

16.9 %

Trading operating profit margin *

+ 220 Basis points

Earnings per share (in CHF)

4.3

Earnings per share

Unchanged

Underlying earnings per share *

+ 3.5 %

Operating cash flow (in CHF)

14.4 billion

Free cash flow * (in CHF)

10.2 billion

Proposed dividend (in CHF)

2.75

Proposed dividend increase

+ 1.9 %

* Financial performance measures not defined by IFRS.

Our business

Products that are right for consumers and right for the planet are increasingly desirable and make for good business.


What we sell (in CHF billion)


Powdered and
Liquid Beverages

22.2


PetCare

14.0

Nutrition and
Health Science

12.2

Prepared dishes
and cooking aids

11.5

Milk products
and Ice cream

11.0


Confectionery

7.0


Water

6.4


Where we sell (in CHF billion)


Map – Where we sell (in CHF billion)

AMS
37.7

AOA
22.1

EMENA
24.5


Number of employees

273000

Number of countries we sell in

186


Total group salaries and social
welfare expenses (in CHF)

14 billion

Corporate taxes paid in 2020
(in CHF)

2.6 billion

AOA: Zone Asia, Oceania and sub‑Saharan Africa | EMENA: Zone Europe, Middle East and North Africa | AMS: Zone Americas

 

Our commitments

Our health, social and environmental commitments guide our efforts to be a force for good.

For individuals and families

> 1210
> 33 million
> 196 billion
2.76 billion

For our communities

235 million
73 %
> 8600
354900

For the planet

36.7 %
32 %
368
50 %
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The Annual Report contains our Annual Review including Creating Shared Value highlights, the Corporate Governance & Compensation Reports and our Financial Statements