Our objective is to enable all employees to be shareholders in the company.
Preserving our ‘Sligro culture’ and identity and promoting the motivation, loyalty and most particularly the involvement of our employees will continue to be a critical success factor in the future. That close involvement has always occupied a central place in our business culture, because we are by origin a family business with a strong sense of cohesion. Being a shareholder plays an important role here. It is not simply a matter of owning shares: at Sligro Food Group we want to encourage long-term shareholding in our business and link growth in that shareholding to our performance. That may be our shared performance, in the form of the contribution made by all employees to our company’s profits, or individual performance, for example in the form of a low rate of sickness absence. In both cases, the result is a shareholding that reflects each employee’s performance.
We distributed €4.2 million of our 2012 profit to our employees in the form of shares.