From the editor

Published : 30.04.2021

Dear Shareholders,

Your new Letter to Shareholders contains messages from Nicolas ver Hulst, Chairman of the Supervisory Board and André François-Poncet, Group CEO. They are taking this opportunity to present their view of the consequences of the economic and public health crises as well as their ambitions for the Group over the coming years.

This letter also focuses on the Wendel Group’s ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) strategy. In an interview dedicated to ESG, Christine Anglade Pirzadeh, Director of Communication and Sustainable Development, and David Darmon, Group Deputy CEO, explain the major principles of Wendel’s ESG roadmap and indicate specifically how it applies to portfolio companies.

In the “News” section, you will find information about the partnership between Wendel and the Deconinck family regarding the acquisition of Tarkett shares. This transaction is a prime example of Wendel’s ambition to support true entrepreneurship over the long term, and it is part of the Group’s 2021-24 investment strategy.

This letter also contains Wendel’s most recent ESG commitments and corporate sponsorship initiatives.

Finally, please note that our Letter to Shareholders will henceforth be published exclusively in a digital format. This will help Wendel minimize the resources it consumes and act as a responsible company in accordance with the Group’s values.

Enjoy reading your new Letter to Shareholders.

The editorial staff