Eiffage : Employee shareholding

Share ownership gives all our employees a direct stake in our strong financial performance. Eiffage is a trailblazer, with 80% of its employees now shareholders. This high rate reflects the trust and commitment of all our teams.

Very high uptake among our employees

Since the plan was first launched in 1989, employee share ownership has gone from strength to strength at Eiffage, with more and more employees investing over the years. The subscription rate has increased almost every year across all our various professional categories, including tradespeople, employees, supervisors and managers. It now stands at over 80%. Employee share ownership boosts our employees’ motivation, fosters engagement and underpins our Group’s independence, strength and distinctiveness.  

80% of our employees are shareholders

Every year, a new tranche of shares is offered to the Group’s employees on preferential terms; for example, they are offered at a 20% discount from the share price, dividends are reinvested automatically in the FCPE employee mutual fund, and the PEG Group savings plan offers favourable terms and payment options. These vehicles enable our employees to share in the tangible benefits of our Group’s strong business performance.   

A messenger on hand as soon as you join the Group

More than 700 messengers help to spread the word about the benefits of employee share ownership and answer questions from all our employee shareholders in all of the Group’s facilities. They also introduce new recruits to our corporate culture. When you join our Group, you will be put in contact with one of these messengers very quickly. 

Employees of all ages are able to get together to influence the future of the business, just as they have always done in the past. It’s an important way of keeping the Group’s family spirit alive. It’s also a good investment. If you become a shareholder, you are effectively working for yourself as well as for the Group

Martin Freynet Civil engineer and messenger for the Group’s employee share ownership plan, working at Eiffage for 14 years