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Shared Values and Corporate Philosophy

SHV's culture, based on our shared values, reflects its professionalism, entrepreneurship and reliance on common sense. Mutual respect is the basis for sound working relationships. 

Our most important values are integrity and trust.

Integrity means being honest, genuine and totally open in communications about all matters which concern the company. Good news may travel slowly, bad news should travel quickly. We trust our people to put their best effort into working for the company, its progress and achieving success within their capabilities and in line with our values.

The corporate philosophy outlines our values, ensuring every employee, customer, and supplier knows what we stand for.

  • Growth through performance

    SHV optimises its business, eyes are always kept open for opportunities. Everyone works as a team for better...

    SHV optimises its business, eyes are always kept open for opportunities. Everyone works as a team for better results. Hierarchy and bureaucracy are kept to a minimum. Shareholders are not looking for inflated quarterly or annual results, but for sustainable profit growth. Shareholders accept the risks of new endeavours.

  • Go for niche and market share

    By looking for niche markets, SHV will not go for general trends or fashions. The company will establish itself...

    By looking for niche markets, SHV will not go for general trends or fashions. The company will establish itself as a leading participant in relevant markets.

  • Invest in people

    People are the heart of the success of SHV. This means: trusting people, giving people responsibility, stimulating...

    People are the heart of the success of SHV. This means: trusting people, giving people responsibility, stimulating creativity and initiative, coaching and training people, rewarding excellence. It is important to motivate by example, smile and find contentment in the job. It is important not to blame people. If integrity and loyalty are undisputed, a mistake might be the start of better management

  • Manage change

    Change is everywhere and everything changes. It is important not to be blind or deaf to change. Change creates...

    Change is everywhere and everything changes. It is important not to be blind or deaf to change. Change creates opportunities. Change should be analysed, discussed and evaluated with one another, and it must be seen as a challenge. Change is the oxygen for the company, it must be managed with understanding and wisdom.

  • Look for the unusual

    The unusual is interesting. The unusual challenges our intellect and our creative spirit. At all levels our...

    The unusual is interesting. The unusual challenges our intellect and our creative spirit. At all levels our people are invited to look for the unusual and see how it can help our business. This is essential to our success. The unusual may be exactly what can differentiate us.

  • Listen, learn and react

    No one knows everything, we all know something. By listening to other people’s ideas and thoughts horizons...

    No one knows everything, we all know something. By listening to other people’s ideas and thoughts horizons are widened. To listen before speaking is to learn. Wise men and women benefit from the knowledge of others. Only after listening and learning one should decide to react. Never forget that to do nothing is also a decision.

  • Keep things simple

    Life only seems to be complicated. Technicalities are complicated, good business is not. Choices and decisions...

    Life only seems to be complicated. Technicalities are complicated, good business is not. Choices and decisions are difficult at times, not complicated. Put your thoughts about any subject on a single piece of paper – it helps clarify the mind.