Talents
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Fair winds and following seas
Find out more about the Bouygues group through portraits of its employees and interviews with them. Episode 2: Émeric Michel, Deputy operations…
Event
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Bouygues Group
COP 22: inventing tomorrow's world
The Bouygues group is taking part in COP 22 in Marrakesh between 7 and 18 November and is presenting its sustainable construction innovations there.
Insights
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Bouygues Group
Welcome!
The new corporate website is more than just a communication tool. We have revamped it to offer a new experience with a simplified menu, access to key ...
Insights
3 min
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Groupe TF1
The rules of the game
The success of Chrono Bomb’ and Trésor Detector has helped TF1 Games-Dujardin, a TF1 subsidiary, become a recognised player in the board games busi ...
In pictures
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Bouygues Construction
A new seat of justice
PARIS. In the northwest corner of the capital, Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France is carrying out its largest project, the future Paris Law Courts. An a ...
Talents
2 min
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Bouygues Telecom
Portrait
Find out more about the Bouygues group through portraits of its employees and interviews with them. Episode 1: Benjamin Lang and his double life as…
Insights
2 min
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Bouygues Telecom
The genie of connected objects
Objenious is a new company created by Bouygues Telecom to strengthen its position in the Internet of Things. Several customers are already using its s ...
Interview
3 min
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Bouygues Immobilier
Nextdoor: for a new approach to working
Arthur Juin, Jean de Guerre and Roseline Desgroux are all business people who are keen users of Nextdoor, the collaborative workspaces launched by Bou ...
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Strategy & Strengths

With 120,000 employees, Bouygues is a diversified industrial group whose activities (construction, media, telecoms) aim to bring innovative solutions to improve the daily lives of as many people as possible, through infrastructure in its construction businesses as well as through digital technologies.

Bouygues draws on the skills and expertise of its people to add value to the products and services it offers in each of its activities. It aims to:

  • strengthen its position of a world leader in building and civil works, in energy, and in transport infrastructure;
  • maintain its leadership in the French media industry;
  • and underpin the spread of digital technologies in the telecoms sector for the benefit of customers and end-users alike.

 

The Group's strengths

A stable shareholder structure

A stable shareholder structure means that Bouygues can take a long-term approach to strategy. Its two largest shareholders are the Group’s employees and SCDM, a holding company controlled by Martin and Olivier Bouygues. With over 60,000 employees owning shares in the Group, Bouygues is the CAC 40 company with the highest level of employee share ownership. Employees owned 21.4% of the capital at 31 December 2015.

Find out more about the Group’s share ownership

 

A strong corporate culture

Project management expertise and a management approach based on empowerment have always been a feature of Bouygues’ corporate culture, founded on the values of respect, trust and fairness shared by its five subsidiaries.

 

A robust financial structure

Bouygues knows how to keep capital expenditure under control while generating cash flows on a regular basis. It carries little debt and has a very substantial cash surplus. Drawing on these strengths, Bouygues has paid out a regular dividend to shareholders. The average dividend yield was 4.6% in 2015.

 

A focus on stable long-term markets

Very substantial infrastructure and housing needs exist worldwide and there is increasing demand from customers for sustainable construction and the sparing use of resources (see the Group’s commitments for a sustainable and desirable urban environment). Bouygues has developed acknowledged expertise in these areas, distinguishing it from its rivals, giving it a competitive edge and enabling it to grow strongly on international markets (Bouygues Construction and Colas generated 53% of their sales outside France in 2015).

(Updated: 19 October 2016)