At Ardo, the focus is on our employees, which is why we consider it essential to encourage them to live life in a healthy and active manner. With this in mind, different working groups ‘Fit@Ardo’ were set up.
The working groups focus on two pillars: exercise and healthy eating.Firstly, we want to encourage our employees to exercise more, both at home, at work, and if possible, during their commute.
The key projects to be implemented in the coming years are streamlined processes, common master data and Group software systems, which will be consolidated within the Mosaic programme.
A mosaic is a work of art which is created by precisely fitting together a number of separate pieces. Each piece is essential for achieving the perfect outcome. Creating a mosaic requires a lot of effort, planning, skill and patience. It is important to keep a clear overview of the process, whilst at the same time placing each piece with surgical precision. When it all comes together, the result is fantastic. The programme name reflects what we are aiming to achieve: we are bringing together people, expertise and departments from across the entire Ardo Group. Ultimately, we want to implement Ardo’s operations more effectively.
A BPS-team (Business Processes & Systems Department) has been set up at Group level in Belgium, and the team, consisting of IT and master data employees, will provide support to colleagues at the local sites during the implementation of upcoming projects. We believe that close cooperation with local sites is paramount, and around 140 colleagues representing the Ardo sites have been consulted, to ensure that all business needs have been identified.
Site involvement, combined with training, will give our employees the opportunity to assist in further professionalising our company, whilst developing their own skills, and enabling us all to be prepared for the future.
Field managers play an active role in raising safety awareness and accident prevention for all the activities they manage in the field (mostly the sowing & harvesting of crops).
At our Alpiarça site in Portugal a project team composed of employees from various departments launched the Social Programme, focussing on people.
All Ardo Alpiarça employees participate in an annual collection of clothes and toys for distribution to charitable associations. In 2015, the employees bought 250 noses, which helped to fund the visits of professional clowns to children’s hospital wards. Also in 2015, the site received a group-of-children-in-need coming from a temporary shelter.