Sustainability at GF

At GF sustainability means acting responsibly as a company for the long-term, to ensure a continuing success in business in harmony with the environment and society.

Sustainability Report 2016

GF is well on track to achieving its social sustainability targets. Further efforts are needed to improve the environmental indicators. This can be seen in the latest Sustainability Report:

The year 2016 marked the beginning of the implementation of the 2016–2020 sustainability targets. The 2016 interim report shows: GF has made further progress on achieving social targets. For example, on a like-for-like basis the accident rate decreased by 10%, which was largely the result of GF Automotive’s “Zero Risk” safety campaign.

With regard to environmental targets, GF posted a rise in energy consumption. This is mainly due to the integration of data from recently acquired companies, most notably GF Hakan Plastik in Turkey. On a like-for-like basis, the increase in CO2 emissions was 0.5% year-on-year. Consistent implementation of GF standards in all companies will offset the increase. The most energy- and CO2-intensive division GF Automotive was able to decrease its CO2 emissions by 2%.

GF publishes its sustainability figures annually. A comprehensive report is published every two years. The next comprehensive report will be issued in 2018.

Sustainability Targets 2020

Sustainability Targets 2020

Procurement and Logistics

Ethical conduct and sustainability include long-term, trusting partnerships, the legally compliant conduct of suppliers as well as environmentally friendly transport solutions. More information

Interview: Head of Global Supply Chain GF Piping Systems

Interview: Head of Global Supply Chain GF Piping Systems

Environment and Energy

The largest impact on the environment in industrial manufacturing operations stems from energy consumption and air emissions. Relevant from an environmental standpoint is further the waste caused by manufacturing activities, while water consumption plays a less significant role. More information

Smart solutions for increased efficiency

Smart solutions for increased efficiency

People and Safety

Motivated employees are the basis of success for a company – today and in the future. The declared goal of GF is to offer employees attractive and interesting jobs. More information

Fewer accidents thanks to “Zero Risk”

Fewer accidents thanks to “Zero Risk”

Products and Innovations

GF attaches a lot of importance to working closely with its clients. The focus areas of this collaboration are product development and innovation as well as the achievement of sustainability benefits. More information