SURVEY OF EMPLOYEE SHARE OWNERSHIP
IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES IN 2016
main findings of census 2016
more than 100 tables and graphs
democratization rate in various countries
list of all most remarkable companies
ordinary employees and top executives
employee representation on boards
discrimination in voting rights
and much more
just a sample but an exhaustive picture based
on the EFES database (the 2.600 European companies
gathering 95% of employment in all European
in partnership with
engine - more and more
The stake held by employees in large European
companies continues its rise. It had never
been so high before, with 3.20% in 2016 (see
Even through the European crisis, employee
ownership demonstrates again and again its
status as a formidable engine of participation
and development. Assets per person have doubled
growing ownership stake means that, even among
largest European companies, the employees'
ownership stake is significant, strategic
or even controlling in many cases.
Survey is based on the 2.335 European listed
companies of significant size in 2016. All
together, this was a stock market capitalization
of 10.147 billion Euro in 2016, or 99% of
the whole European stock market capitalization
and 95% in terms of employment. These 2.335
companies give thus an exhaustive picture
of all European listed companies.
these companies, the employees' ownership stake
was "significant" in 1.220 or 52% of them
(employees holding 1% or more), it was "strategic"
in 464 or 20% of them (employees holding 6% or more)
and it was "controlling" in 266 or 11%
of them (employees holding 20% or more). These figures
remarkable cases can be pointed out among European
companies, even the largest, considering employee
ownership. For instance Voestalpine - steel industry
in Austria - with 48.000 employees holding 14.5%
or 721 million € in 2016, Saint-Gobain - building
materials in France - with 170.000 employees holding
8.1% or 1.788 million €, Veidekke - heavy construction
in Norway - with 7.000 employees holding 15.4% or
241 million €, Svenska Handelsbanken in Sweden with
12.000 employees holding 10.3% or 2.082 million
€, Mondragon Corporación - multisectoral in Spain,
with 74.000 employees holding 89.9% or 4.026 million
€, Siemens in electronics in Germany with 348.000
employees holding 3.1% or 2.532 million €, Prysmian
in wire and cable industry in Italy with 19.000
employees holding 2.5% or 115 million € in 2016.
really great work! Congratulations and thank
you. I think the survey is very helpful for
the discussion here in Germany. We will publish
it on our homepage and distribute the paper
in our network. Best wishes"
pour ce travail récurrent si précieux !"
work ! Thanks and congratulation".
sommes en phase de finalisation du texte concernant
une saisine au CESE en France. Votre publication
pourrait nous être fort utile."
gracias por la información y felicitaciones..."
"I would be very eager to update my analysis
based on new data."
you provide data on individual companies,
e.g. in an excel spread sheet, so we can see
which companies have stock options? This would
be very useful for our statistical analysis."
votre soutien précieux, en m'aidant à constituer
la base de données statistiques ayant permis
la réalisation des deux études quantitatives
longitudinales de l'impact de l'actionnariat
salarié sur la performance des grandes entreprises
françaises cotées, ma thèse n'aurait pas pu
voir le jour."
of employee ownership in European companies
The data are
available for analysing companies, for benchmarking,
for market research, as well as for research work
and teaching, and for macroeconomic analysis. The
database gathers economic and financial information
about employee ownership in the 2.600 largest European
companies, including listed and non-listed companies.
European Employee Ownership Top 100
European Employee Ownership TOP 100 is designed
with respect to two rankings of Europe's largest
companies, considering employee ownership. In the
EUROCAP100 ranking, companies are ranked by equity
held by employees, in million Euro. In the EUROEMP100
ranking, companies that are 50% or more employee-owned
are ranked by number of employees. Both rankings
are published in the Economic Survey.
Each European country can easily be compared to
others through a specific country file, using a
set of 10 graphs, using fully comparable information.
Here some country files: Belgium,
information and contact
EFES - EUROPEAN
FEDERATION OF EMPLOYEE SHARE OWNERSHIP
FEAS - FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DE L'ACTIONNARIAT SALARIE
Avenue Voltaire 135, B-1030 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0)2 242 64 30 - Fax: +32 (0)2 808 30 33
Web site: www.efesonline.org
EFES' objective is to act as the umbrella organization
of employee owners, companies and all persons, trade
unions, experts, researchers, institutions looking
to promote employee ownership and participation