|"The five pillars of our growth strategy supported us in delivering strong results in 2012: sales growth, free cash flow generation and net profit all improved in a very significant way. Our focus and investment continued in developing markets, where sales accelerated in 2012 and now account for 44% of Company turnover. We have made a significant step towards achieving our 2015 objectives."
Chief Executive Officer
The key pillars of our five-year strategy are:
- Developing markets
- Research and Development
- Health and Wellness
- Sustainable sourcing of raw materials
- Targeted customers and segments
A platform for growth
We are in a strong position to capitalise on our distinct leading capabilities to continue to outperform the underlying market growth. This strength is underpinned by our long-standing relationships with the leading food, beverage, household, personal care and fine fragrance manufacturers around the world. Our global reach, the diversity and creativity of our teams coupled with our customer-servicing model ensures we have the right people in the local markets to further build, develop and sustain our privileged relationships with global, regional and local customers.