Employee shareholders

In addition to motivational remuneration systems based on the sharing of success (profit-sharing and bonuses) in most of the chains, and in most of the countries where the Group operates, employee share ownership schemes are put in place as quickly as possible.

Sharing the fruits of our labour

Employee share ownership is a tangible way of enabling each employee to create a personal holding by combining savings with company growth. In time, it can help them to finance personal projects such as access to property, paying for their children’s education, or making provision for retirement.

On a daily basis, being an employee shareholder (as 97% of Auchan France’s 55,000 employees currently are) means developing a more responsible attitude to one’s work. When everyone is mindful of the company’s performance, employee share ownership develops relationships of trust and co-responsibility, and reinforces the sense of pride in belonging to the company.

A mechanism spreading to every country

Employee share ownership started in France in 1977 (via the Valauchan joint investment fund). Its success has spurred the development of shareholding abroad since 1996. 9 countries implemented the employee shareholding programme (Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Poland, Luxembourg, Italy, France, China and Russia), representing a total of 265,753 shareholders.

In 2016, 265,753 employees in 9 countries own 7.5% of the company’s stock.

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Groupe Auchan’s shareholding scheme

It is composed of 9 funds :

> Valauchan, created in 1977;
> Valauchan International, created in 1996;
> Valsuper, created in 1998;
> Valsuper International, created in 2000;
> Val Alinéa, created in 2002;
> Valauchan Italy, created in 2006;
> Valauchan China, created in 2007; 
> Valauchan Russia, created in 2008; 
> Valaccord, created in 2009.