Yves Rocher (company)

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Yves Rocher
Industry Manufacturing
Founder Yves Rocher
Headquarters La Gacilly, France
Products Cosmetics
Revenue 2 billion
Number of employees
13,500
Website yves-rocher.com

Yves Rocher is a worldwide cosmetics and beauty brand, founded in 1959 by the French entrepreneur Yves Rocher (1930–2009) and based in La Gacilly. The company is present in 88 countries on five continents and employs 13,500 personnel, excluding more than 215,000 through additional indirect jobs.

The Yves Rocher group achieved a turnover of 2.012 billion euros in 2004. The group also manages the brands Daniel Jouvance, Dr Pierre Ricaud, Isabel Derroisné, Petit Bateau, Kiotis, Stanhome and Galérie Noémie.

The company maintains a botanical garden, the Jardin botanique Yves Rocher de La Gacilly, at its industrial site in La Gacilly. It is open to the public without charge.

Foundation[edit]

The Yves Rocher Foundation was founded in 1991 by Yves Rocher under the aegis of the institute of France since 2001.

Controversy[edit]

Yves Rocher Vostok, the company's East European subsidiary, sued Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and his brother for fraud and money laundering. Novaya Gazeta accused Bruno Leproux, managing director of Yves Rocher Vostok, of assisting the Russian government's campaign against Alexei Navalny.[1][2]

Since August 2014 the "One Question for Yves Rocher" movement[3] has been expanding in Europe in order to get the Yves Rocher corporation to take a definitive position on the case against Navalny.

On December 30, 2014, Alexei Navalny's brother Oleg was sentenced to 312 years forced labour and Alexei Navalny himself to a suspended sentence of 312 years.

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