The value added statement shows that most of the generated sales flow back into the global economy. The largest share of the value added –
52.8 percent – went to our employees in the form of salary and pension benefits. Central and local government received 11.8 percent in the form of taxes; lenders received 1.3 percent as interest payments. We paid 11.1 percent of the value added as dividends to shareholders. The value added remaining in the company is available for investments in future growth.