The LANXESS Group had 16,886 employees worldwide as of June 30, 2014, which was 457 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 receded by 81 to 3,363. Headcount in Germany came to 7,867, against 8,117 as of December 31, 2013. The workforce in North America decreased by 108 to 1,418. In Latin America, the number of employees declined to 1,519 from 1,560 on December 31, 2013. In the Asia-Pacific region, however, there was a small increase of 23 from 2,696 to 2,719. This was mainly due to the investment activities in those countries.