Key figures for 2021

Economic performance indicators

2021 sales with social or environmental benefits
in CHF million

2021 sales with social or environmental benefits
% of total sales


Examples of identified benefits include but are not limited to: ensuring safe and hygienic potable water in buildings; safe and leak-free distribution of gas and chemicals to ensure less human and environmental accidents; light metals components, including components for electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles, helping to reduce the weight and CO2 footprint of vehicles; solutions for our machining customers to produce their products in a more energy-efficient way.

Environmental performance indicators

CO2e emissions (scope 1 and 2)
In 1’000 tonnes

Unrecycled waste intensity index
(unrecycled waste per production volume) in %

Water intensity index
(water consumption per production volume) in %

Conducted sustainability assessments of key suppliers
in % of procurement spend


Social performance indicators

Employees by region

Newly appointed women managers
in %


Accident rate as lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR)
per 1 million working hours


Accident rate as lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR)
per million hours worked


CDP ranking

In December 2021, the London-based CDP rating agency awarded GF an A– rating (leadership level) for its efforts with regard to climate change and water security. The management of environmental and climate impacts is anchored in GF’s Sustainability Framework 2025.

In the 2021 CDP reporting cycle1, GF implemented approximately 24 measures worldwide to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, only smaller projects could be completed. Nevertheless, combined with the purchase of renewable electricity, GF’s projects prevented 21’000 metric tons of CO2e emissions in 2021


S&P Global’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) is an annual evaluation of companies’ sustainability practices. It covers over 5’300 companies from around the world. The CSA focuses on sustainability criteria that are both industry-specific and financially material. In 2021, GF obtained an overall score of 60% and falls in the 88th percentile as of 20 November 2021. The global average score is 28%.


GF Piping Systems and GF Casting Solutions were reassessed by EcoVadis for their performance on criteria relating to the environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement in 2021. Both divisions achieved a silver medal, which places them among the top 25% of companies assessed by EcoVadis.

Ticker/Valor symbols

Telekurs, Dow Jones (DJT): FI-N
Reuters: FGEZn


Zurich, Switzerland: SIX Swiss Exchange ISIN: CH0001752309 Sustainability indices member: SXI Switzerland Sustainability 25®2 and Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register3

1 The CDP 2021 reporting cycle covers activities from 2020.
2 The index represents the top 25 companies ranked as most sustainable out of the SMI expanded index based on an assessment conducted by an independent sustainability rating agency.
3 The independent Belgian agency Forum ETHIBEL reconfirmed GF for inclusion in the Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register effective 08/05/2020, indicating that the company’s sustainability performance is better than its sector average.