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The indicators we record throughout the Company offer transparency in many respects. They help us to identify potential improvements, steer programs, monitor target achievement, and inform the public about our performance and progress in compact form.
As shown below by the indicators for the reporting year 2013, sustainable business practices improve not only environmental performance but business performance as well.
|Sales in million euros||16,428||18,089|
|Adjusted1 operating profit (EBIT) in million euros||2,588||2,923|
|Adjusted return on sales (EBIT) in percent||15.8||16.2|
|Adjusted earnings per preferred share (EPS) in euros||4.38||4.88|
|Dividend per ordinary share in euros||1.29||1.452|
|Dividend per preferred share in euros||1.31||1.472|
1Adjusted for one-time charges/gains and restructuring charges.
2Proposal to shareholders for the Annual General Meeting on April 11, 2016.
|Employees1 (as of December 31)||49,750||49,450|
|Proportion of female employees in percent||33.2||33.6|
|Average number of training days per employee||1.5||2.1|
|Participation in employee share program in percent||30.1||29.7|
|Occupational accidents per million hours worked||0.9||0.8|
1Basis: permanent staff excluding trainees. Figures have been rounded