The LANXESS Group had 17,039 employees worldwide as of March 31, 2014, which was 304 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 dropped by 32 to 3,412. Headcount in Germany came to 7,933, against 8,117 as of December 31, 2013. The workforce in North America decreased by 84 to 1,442. In Latin America, the number of employees declined to 1,541 from 1,560 on December 31, 2013. In the Asia-Pacific region, however, there was a small increase of 15 from 2,696 to 2,711. This was mainly due to the investment activities in those countries.