We strive to conserve natural resources both in our daily business and in how our products are used in customer applications. By focusing on our core competence – water treatment and the safe transport of liquids – we help to ensure that the valuable resource water is used economically. Energy is also saved by using our products. With the right design (ecodesign), suitable materials, correct dimensioning and appropriate control of the individual components, energy consumption can be decreased. This protects our environment and at the same time lowers costs for our customers.
Sustainability creates added value for people, for the environment and for the company. As a global company, we have a special responsibility. We are facing up to the challenges of tomorrow in our daily actions. We create our structures, processes and systems according to ecological, economic and social aspects and monitor them closely. For us, the welfare of our employees, the development of environmentally friendly products, resource conservation and sustainable processes are part of our corporate approach and more than goals.
Ecodesign – Sustainable Use of Resources
Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Production
In production facilities, the greatest environmental impact is in energy consumption. Non-renewable resources are consumed and emissions are produced. We persistently seek to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by optimizing our production processes.
Our Employees’ Health is important to us
Reducing accidents and absenteeism are central to our social agenda. Healthy employees who feel comfortable at work are motivated and are an asset in making sure our customers are satisfied. We are actively involved in providing a healthy work environment, preventing accidents and reducing absences.
Working together with our Suppliers
The social and ecological responsibility of a company also covers the choice of business partners. In the Supplier Code of Conduct, Georg Fischer defines the requirements for all its suppliers of goods and services. The key issues of the Supplier Code are ethical conduct, respect for human rights, socially acceptable working conditions, adherence to environmental standards and implementation of management systems.
Key performance indicators
In the context of annual sustainability reporting, Georg Fischer compiles social indicators at all its sites. At production sites, environmental indicators are additionally gathered. These indicators compiled in the Sustainability Information System (SIS) are based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and are published in the Georg Fischer Sustainability Report.