Key facts

  • Around 26,000 employees
  • Over 100 operations across more than 30 countries
  • More than 100,000 solutions for our customers
  • 2.4 million hectares of forests managed
  • 4 international business units
  • CEO: Peter Oswald
  • CFO: Andrew King
  • Joint chairmen: David Williams and Fred Phaswana
  • Primary listing in Johannesburg and Premium listing in London

Where we operate

Our 2017 performance highlights

  • Robust financial performance
    - Revenue of €7,096 million, up 7%
    - Underlying EBITDA of €1,444 million, up 6%
    - Underlying operating profit of €1,018 million, up 4%
    - Underlying basic earnings of 149.5 euro cents per share, up 8%
    - Profit before tax of €887 million, up 5%
  • Over €750 million of approved major capital expenditure projects in progress, securing a strong growth pipeline
  • Acquisitions totalling over €400 million completed or announced, expanding the Group's product offering to better serve our customers
  • Delivered against our 2020 Growing Responsibly model commitments and renewed our WWF partnership
  • Recommended full year ordinary dividend of 62.0 euro cents per share, up 9%
  • In addition, recommended special dividend of 100.0 euro cents per share

Results and reports