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We will create enduring value and leave clear footprints
This describes the vision that we will strive to achieve. By value we mean more than just financial return - value is also created through personal development and growth. Equally we shall not forget the role we play as a significant and valuable member of society as a whole. Enduring value signals that we intend to create something more than just short-term 'bubbles' - we stand for sound and worthwhile projects of enduring value.
By leaving clear footprints we mean that we want our activities to leave lasting, significant and visible results in their wake. This also acknowledges that a trail is clearest if many follow it - our ambition is for all our companies, units and employees to be driven by the same overriding principles whilst retaining each company's particular identity and freedom of action.
Ferd will focus on being a pro-active long-term owner of strong companies with international potential as well as operating as a financial investor, making use of its core expertise in finance, business development and networking
The mission statement confirms that Ferd will continue to be involved both as an active owner of companies and as a financial investor. This combination of roles has historically generated good results for the group, and over the years Ferd has built up its expertise in both areas. Our corporate mission underlines the group's commitment to taking a long-term approach and stresses that we do not intend to base our business on making a quick 'turn'.
Moreover the statement stresses that we will not only be a long-term owner, but will also play an active role in the companies where we have a dominant position. This means that the group is committed to developing the expertise needed to support our companies in their continuing development. A particular challenge in this area is to ensure that our companies can benefit from each other's areas of particular strength and expertise.
Ferd has defined two sets of values that will play an important role in realising the business vision for which we strive.
Spirit of adventure