The year 2018 serves as a reference year to assess the achievement of the quantified objectives as reflected in the facts and figures above. Some indicators may fluctuate depending on the activity; they are detailed in the following pages, if necessary. This report was prepared in compliance with GRI (Global reporting initiative) standards: essential compliance option. These standards have been adopted since 2011. For animals used in quality control, the 2018 base is 36,361. The scope of the workforce for 2021 covers sixteen countries and represents 4,291 employees, or 84% of the total staff. The scope of the principal environmental indicators covers all the production sites, representing 55% of the Group’s revenue in 2021: South Africa, Australia, United States, France, Mexico, New Zealand, Uruguay and Vietnam (excluding Chile, for which the acquisition of 100% of the shares did not occur until the end of 2021). RDL: Research & Development + Licensing.