17 oct 2018
JUAN ROSELL REVIEWS, BEFORE THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, HIS EIGHT YEARS AS PRESIDENT OF CEOE

BETWEEN 2010 AND 2018, 18 AGREEMENTS RELATED TO LABOUR ISSUES WERE SIGNED, AMONG THEM THE SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH AGREEMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING (AENC)

• Revenues from member fees went from 50% in 2010 to 83% in 2018

Today, the President of CEOE, Juan Rosell, presented before the organization’s Board of Directors a review of his two terms, which span between 2010 and 2018, from the point of view of the management of the organization and its transformation. The review states that during this period, 15 agreements were signed between the social agents or involving three parties, among which it is worth highlighting the Second, Third and Fourth Agreement for Employment and Collective Bargaining (AENC) due to the national scope of its recommendations.

Executive Committee

In addition to these three agreements between CEOE, CEPYME, UGT and CCOO, other agreements were also closed, such as the Fifth Agreement for the autonomous resolution of labour-related disputes; the Follow-up Commission of the Second AENC or the agreement on the Extraordinary Program for the Activation of Employment, signed between the Government and the social agents.

Code of Ethics and Governance

In the chapter related to Governance, achievements include a series of novelties among which it is worth noting the Transparency Portal, created in 2014, which offers access to information through CEOE’s website.  From said year onwards, the organization publishes all the information related to annual accounts and audit reports, budgets, agreements, remuneration reports or annual activity reports.

A Code of Ethics and Good Governance was also approved, which entered into force on September 1, 2013. The Code sets forth the values and guidelines that should guide the behaviour of those who are part of the CEOE. In 2012, an Agreement on the arrears and its effects on the payment of the statutory fees was also approved. Likewise, March 2017 marks the start of the update of all the organization's procedures, with the aim of ensuring compliance with the criminal legislation on compliance matters.

83% of revenues from fees

The report analysed by the Board of Directors indicates that revenues from fees over total revenues went from 50% in 2010 to 83% in 2018. It also states that the number of member companies increased by 38%, going from 127 in 2010 to the current 175 member companies.

Creation of CEIB and Promociona

The Council of Ibero-American Entrepreneurs, CEIB, was created, and CEOE holds the role of Technical Secretary. It also had a relevant role in the creation of the MENA OECD Business Advisory Board, which it presides.

A special mention should be made regarding CEOE’s commitment to the Promociona Project, shared with the Ministry of Healthcare, Social Affairs and Equality, to promote the incorporation of women to top management positions in companies and institutions. It was created in July 2013. It is now running its Sixth Edition and a total of 612 women have taken part, representing 370 companies.  Furthermore, the project is currently in the process of being internationalized.

Relationship with Parliament

The organization created a department, headed by Josep Sánchez Llibre, in charge of the Relationship with Parliament. Its goal is to strengthen the relationship of the business world with the political and regulatory worlds housed in the Lower and Upper Chambers.

1000 annual reports and White Books

During the years analysed, CEOE has prepared an average of 1000 reports, studies and publications, among which it is worth highlighting “The White Book on Healthcare and Social and Health-related matters”; the White Book on Education, titled “Education Matters. The White Book of Spanish Entrepreneurs” and the “White Book on the System of Training for Work”. It is also worth noting the Digital Plan 2025 that is updated on CEOE’s website frequently.