Annual Report 2016

Highlights sustainability

CEO statement on sustainability

We want to create added value for everyone affected by our activities. By doing so, we contribute to sustainable development – also in the spirit of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more

Sustainability strategy

The Geberit sustainability strategy remains the most important tool for determining sustainability targets and measures and reporting on achievements in this area in a transparent manner. Learn more

Water is our element

The res­ponsible use of water is one of the most important global issues of our time. Geberit considers developing water-saving products and making continued efforts in the production process to reduce water consumption to be a key task. Learn more

Our contribution to solving global challenges

Geberit supports the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that came into force at the beginning of 2016. Goal 6 – “Clean Water and Sanitation” – is a key focus for Geberit in this regard, with “Decent Work and Economic Growth”, “Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure” and “Sustainable Cities and Communities” other areas that we focus on. Learn more

CO2 strategy

Geberit contributes to global climate protection and is guided by the two-degree target set out in the Paris Agreement on climate change. The ambitious long-term CO2 targets and their associated measures focus on energy saving, increased energy efficiency and the purchase of renewable energy sources. Learn more

Materiality analysis

Resource-efficient products, global water and energy consumption, and education and further training are some of the key issues that we concern ourselves with. Geberit identified the key issues, prioritised them in the materiality analysis and summarised them in a clear manner. Learn more

Stakeholder panel – experts take a close look

In 2016, Geberit convened an external stakeholder panel for the third time. The experts from various fields carefully examined our sustainability strategy, the materiality analysis and sustainability reporting before providing a valuable outsider’s view. Learn more