Geberit creates quality of life. With innovative product solutions, comprehensive know-how and a strong focus on sustainability – across all products, sectors and processes.
Sustainability has been part of our identity for decades. It’s an approach that really pays off. For the environment and society, as well as for customers, partners, employees and shareholders.
For example, with water-saving products, new solutions in logistics, energy-efficient production facilities and ethically responsible training.
He who builds responsibly, builds sustainably. That is why Geberit has always devoted itself to comprehensively sustainable products that meet the highest standards, thus providing innovative system solutions for sustainable building.
“LEED” in the USA, “MINERGIE” in Switzerland, “Green Mark” in Singapore and the “German Sustainable Building Certificate” are just some of the many building certificates worldwide that provide concrete specifications for green building.
Geberit has a comprehensive range of products that are regarded as sustainable sanitary solutions, and that contribute to increased quality of life with low energy and water consumption and with ecologically friendly materials. Sound insulation and simple product disposal are also part of responsible product design.
It’s the people who make a difference at Geberit. People are behind the successes that we also want to achieve in the future.
That is why we value individuals being able to develop their capabilities and personalities in accordance with our sustainable corporate culture. And promote our employees individually – at all levels and in every phase of their careers.
Sustainability is also a promise to society. Geberit takes an all-encompassing approach to this responsibility. Through development projects and global commitment to the human right to clean drinking water and basic sanitation.
Environmental friendliness, resource efficiency, occupational safety and innovative thinking are the key to sustainable production. To that end, Geberit has always continually refined its production methods and consistently reduces its environmental impact.
Global standards help us to systematically tackle areas with potential for improvement and achieve our highly ambitious goals. All production sites and logistics as a whole work in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
Soon, all plants will also integrate the OHSAS 18001 standard for occupational health and safety management, with some of these integrating the ISO 50001 standard for energy management.
Regardless of where Geberit products are manufactured, global standards and the latest technologies have the highest priority at all our plants. For our customers, for our employees, for the environment – and for our future.
In addition to reliability and profitability, environmental impact is also one of the key criteria for logistics at Geberit. That is why the comprehensive life cycle assessment process was also expanded to this area. This creates transparency for the systematic reduction of CO2 emissions and for making decisions on working with selected companies.
Sustainable operations demand the highest ethical and environmental protection standards – including in the area of procurement. As a result, suppliers are asked to adhere to a comprehensive Code of Conduct based on the same standards that Geberit applies to itself. This covers issues such as environmental protection, socially acceptable working conditions and fair business practices. The Code is based on the principles of the United Nations Global Compact and other initiatives.
With our social projects, we intend to make a sustainable contribution to improving quality of life – by helping people in developing regions to have better basic sanitary services and thus guaranteeing them a fundamental resource.
2.6 billion people worldwide, including a billion children, currently live without any basic sanitary facilities whatsoever, putting the health of the affected people acutely at risk: devastating diseases such as cholera, malaria and typhoid can spread rapidly as a result of inadequate hygiene.
In addition to providing money and materials, Geberit also plans, manages and coordinates the entire social project with its own employees and apprentices. Every year since 2008, a group of Geberit apprentices has spent two weeks working on site at various locations around the world.