20 Our value creat ion model GOVERNANCE DESCOURS & CABAUD handles the retail distribution of over 1,100 leading suppliers to a wide range of professionals. The Group thus participates in their economic development. DESCOURS & CABAUD, a family business since its very beginnings, is committed to the longterm growth and development of the company. Its steady and constant track record yields profits for its shareholders, guaranteeing its financial independence and the financing of its investments. DESCOURS & CABAUD helps its 450,000 customers address their operating and sustainable growth challenges. Thanks to the selection of the best suppliers and recognised brands, the Group provides the most comprehensive offering in the market. The organisation of our supply chain ensures optimal delivery of products to our customer sites. The Group's buying power ensures we remain competitive in the market. DESCOURS & CABAUD contributes to the development of the economic fabric by providing 14,000 direct jobs in France, Europe and North America. SUPPLIERS SHAREHOLDERS CUSTOMERS JOBS Creating durable value for all our stakeholders is the bedrock of our corporate culture.