To what extent does your pension keep its value?

Whether in the future you can buy as much with your pension as now, depends on the increase of both the pension and the prices. We aim to increase your pension each year, following the wage increase. Such an increase in your pension is called indexation. This is only possible if the financial situation at Forward is sufficient.‚Äč Forward was established on 1 April 2015.

To date, Forward has increased your pension as follows:  

On January 1st of the year


Price increase

2019 4.97% 1.98%
2018 0.00%* 1.25%




* Unilever CLA expired on 1 May 2017 and there was no new agreement on 1 January 2018. Since there was no pay raise in 2017, no indexation of the pension could be granted per 1 January 2018.


We aim to increase your pension each year on 1 January (indexing) in line with CLA salary increases, as every year money loses its value slightly. This is referred to as inflation. It is not always possible to increase the pensions. In financially hard times, it might be that Forward cannot, or not fully, grant indexation. This means that your pension reduces (slightly) in value.

If you want to know exactly when Forward is able to (partially) increase the pension, please read the Uitvoeringsovereenkomst (Administration Agreement - only available in Dutch).

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