By the end of 2025, this space will accommodate a total of 2,600 people who will be progressively transferred there over the next three years.
The new offices, designed by the ERRE Arquitectura studio, have been envisaged as an environment that encourages collaboration and knowledge exchange between the different parts of the process, improving agility and execution in the decision-making process.
As well as being designed for and by people, the new offices are a sustainable space designed to minimise their environmental impact through measures including the use of local production materials (0 kilometre), innovative solutions to reduce energy consumption, and the construction of large internal courtyard gardens to make the most of natural light.
The project, which began with the inauguration of the Data Process Centre (CPD) and the Service Centre in 2014, is planned to be finished in 2025 with a total investment of €200m.
The company is replacing the single-use hygienic face mask with a new corporate one that is more practical, modern and sustainable, in order to improve the provision of protective equipment at workstations and strengthen its commitment to the environment.
This change, which began gradually in late 2020, is expected to have been implemented across the entire chain before the end of May.
The Totaler Supplier Cambrass, specialised in textiles for babies, is making these items at its facilities in Ontinyent (Valencia) for the company's more than 95,000 employees working throughout Spain and Portugal.
The company recognises the great work carried out by all its employees during 2020 because, thanks to them, Mercadona has achieved the best management of its business in its history, having guaranteed the daily supply and opening of more than 1,600 stores in Spain and Portugal.
This pioneering initiative to share profits with the people responsible for generating them was launched over 20 years ago, and since then, the shareholders of the company have distributed more than €4.2 billion among its employees.
€366 million as a target bonus and €43 million in recognition of the commitment made during the health crisis.
Its goal is to continue to improve its work-life balance measures, an area in which Mercadona already leads the way, and this new initiative has been trialled in 31 of its stores.
This measure, which will enter into effect as of the 3rd of August, is a milestone for the company and for the distribution sector as a whole, as workers will now have 2 full days off a week and they will also enjoy 8 long weekends a year.
The work that has been carried out by the Collective Agreement Observatory, which was created by the company alongside union representatives in 2019 to promote these kinds of measures, has played an essential role in streamlining the implementation of this initiative.
This year Mercadona will hire 2,000 more employees than the 7,000 recruited for the 2017 season.
The company increases its staff from May to September to accommodate the arrival of tourists and maintain its excellent service.
These new Mercadona employees, in stores and in logistics centres, earn a net monthly salary of €1,132 and receive specialised training for their job position.