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Sustainability in everyone's job


To help every employee understand what sustainability means for Spadel and how this can be translated into their jobs.

Establishing a culture of sustainability across the organisation is only possible if each employee understands what sustainable development means at the Spadel company level and at the level of their personal role.

Status 18

As part of the Great Place to Work survey we asked all employees about their level of understanding of CSR:

I understand what sustainability means for Spadel: 76%
I understand what sustainability means for my work: 75%
I can put sustainability into practice in my work: 67%
Do you feel encouraged to participate in sustainability activities?: 65%

The results of this benchmark will form the basis for further initiatives in the next two years.
Lunch & Learn sessions have already provided basic training on sustainability and CSR at each site.

Outlook 19

We are organising specific training sessions on the new sustainable packaging
strategy for the sales and marketing teams in each country.
CSR will be included in the onboarding programme for new Spadel employees.

One Citizen Day


Enable every Spadel employee to give 1 working day per year to the community.

To create a culture of sustainability in the organisation we support volunteer work.

We encourage each employee to participate in an activity closely related to Spadel’s core business and for the benefit of society for one working day per year.

Status 18

A second successful edition took place in Brussels. Employees could choose out of 5 projects: 2 focused on waste collection and 3 focused on the maintenance and decoration of health & wellbeing centres for young people and adults. 65% of our Brussels colleagues took part. The high feedback score of our colleagues once again showed the value of this initiative.

A first edition was organised at Spa Monopole and Bru: 32% of workers participated in the Big Spring Clean (Grand Nettoyage de Printemps). Although the 50% participation goal was not achieved, this encouraging first edition helped to collect a lot of litter.

The first edition planned in Made (Netherlands) was postponed to 2019 due to the restructuring of the commercial services and marketing departments.

Outlook 19

The One Citizen Day will continue in Brussels and Spa, and will be extended to our other sites, with a first edition in the
Netherlands, at Carola and Wattwiller in France and at Brecon Carreg in the United Kingdom.

To be a best workplace


To become a best workplace according to the Great Place to Work standard, in every country and entity.

Spadel wants to be a place where people like to work. To strengthen our organizational culture we work with the globally active Great Place to Work. Its recognition is based on the perception of employees and the employers policy.

Status 18

Every 2 years Spadel organises a group-wide survey to measure and analyse worker satisfaction.
In 2018 we achieved a very high participation rate: 94% of employees made their voices heard.

70 to 75% of Spadel workers describe the company as a Great Place to Work. There are some small local differences:
in the Netherlands, a recent restructuring had a slight negative impact on the results, while in Bulgaria, the first edition
of the survey yielded very satisfactory results.

France already obtained the Great Place to Work label, even though the target had been set for 2020.

Outlook 19

Spadel will continue to deploy its action plans to obtain the Great Place to Work certification for all Group entities by 2020. We want to be part of the top 10 Best Workplaces