Bekaert's investment case
Investing in Bekaert … is taking part in:
- The growth ambitions of a world market and technology leader
- Our transformation towards higher level sustainable value creation
- A corporate socially responsible company with more than 27 000 engaged employees worldwide and ambitions and actions for a sustainable business
- Bekaert’s commitment to return value to the shareholders
Read more about Bekaert's investment case - equity story in our most recent investor relations presentation.
Our ambition is straightforward: to create sustainable value for all our stakeholders.
We make our customers succeed
We make our customers succeed through our differentiated portfolio of unmatched products and solutions. We want to be our customers’ partner of choice: we focus on developing product innovations that matter and we invest in tools and partnerships to extend our portfolio of services for the benefit of our customers.
We are truly better together
Being better together applies to the way we work with all stakeholders. Better together is not just a slogan, it is reality: at Bekaert, we have an engaged and experienced workforce and a culture of accountability, performance and pride. This is part of our DNA. We work better together with our colleagues across the globe, with customers, suppliers, the communities where we are active, and all other stakeholders.
We commit to high performance
We deliver on priorities and we are raising our ambitions for the future. This commitment applies to everything we do at Bekaert:
- high performance in operational, commercial, and supply chain excellence
- continuous improvement of the product and business mix
- successful profit restoration programs
- enhanced profitability and strong cash generation
Our commitment to high performance benefits all our stakeholders, including our shareholders. Our improved performance and our confidence in the set direction, enable us to pay out a gross dividend increase by 50% to € 1.50, relative to the results of 2021 . In addition, the Board approved a share buyback program of an amount up to € 120 million, over a period up to twelve months, starting in March 2022.
We care for the world around us
Our sustainability efforts and activities are focused in such a way that balanced consideration is given to the interests of all respective stakeholders, including employees, customers, shareholders, partners, local governments and the communities in which we are active. We are raising our ambitions and shaping our longer term sustainability strategy and we are expanding our offering of sustainable solutions to the markets.
Read more about Bekaert's sustainability performance in the integrated annual report 2021 and about our ambitions and targets in the sustainability section of our website.