The strength of the system is that everyone is in business together. It contributes to employee engagement and solidarity within the company. It truly feels like our own company

Eveline Buter, director Witteveen+Bos

Ownership structure

Witteveen+Bos staff are co-owners of the company. All shares in the company have been held by our own employees since 1992. Our entrepreneurial spirit, which is demonstrably vital, has been honed by the system of financial employee participation for over 25 years. We strive to maintain a sound financial basis and stable profit levels to safeguard long-term continuity.

Witteveen+Bos wishes to help all employees achieve their full potential and realise their dreams and ambitions. By making the best possible use of everyone’s talents, we can maximise our contribution to solving global challenges. This is supported by the employee share ownership scheme, which promotes staff engagement and entrepreneurship.

Each year, Witteveen+Bos disburses the profit through a profit-sharing scheme for all employees and dividend distribution to all shareholders. This reflects a central tenet of the Witteveen+Bos philosophy: everyone within the company contributes to our success, and hence everyone should derive the benefits of that success.

Shares in Witteveen+Bos N.V.

When the share ownership scheme was introduced in 1992, employees held shares in Witteveen+Bos Raadgevende Ingenieurs B.V. The public limited company Witteveen+Bos N.V. was established in May 2012 following a share merger. Since then, employees can participate in the share capital of Witteveen+Bos by acquiring shares in Witteveen+Bos N.V., the parent company of the group. 

The Witteveen+Bos N.V. share ownership scheme distinguishes between senior partners, premium partners, partners, and participants. Employees with a permanent contract can participate in these groups as shareholders or noteholders. Following the share issue on 15 December 2020, the rate of participation is 60 %, indicating that engagement is high. The price of the Witteveen+Bos share stood at €6.25 at 15 December 2020.