In 2017, Tauw opted for a unique form of employee participation: participatory leadership. Ownership and participation have been deliberately separated from the management structure. All Tauw employees with a permanent contract have been given certificates and at least 50% of them have independently purchased additional share certificates.
Participatory leadership: in it together
"The starting point is to govern together”
In our view, this participatory leadership is a very logical choice. Our employees have always felt strongly committed to the Tauw organisation. We achieve our results together and everyone has an equal stake in them.
The proceeds of the sale of Tauw share certificates go to the Tauw Foundation. The board of the Tauw Foundation has an independent position.
As a result of this ownership structure, Tauw is not a publicly traded company.