UN Global Compact and Memberships

Geberit has been a formal member of the UN Global Compact since 2008 and a founding member of the local Swiss network established in 2011. This joint initiative of companies, UN agencies and groups representing labor interests and civil society is intended to promote the social commitment of businesses related to human rights, labor practices, environmental protection and combating corruption. Geberit joined the UN Global Compact because its principles are sensible for any company managed with a long-term perspective. Progress on the ten postulated principles of the UN Global Compact is summarized in an overview table with reference to further information within the sustainability reporting:

Communication on Progress UN Global Compact (COP)

Associations and organizations that make a contribution towards sustainability

Member of Transparency International, Switzerland since 2000

Since 2011 member of EUnited Valves, European Valve Manufacturers Association

Participation in the Health, Safety and Environment working group of TEPPFA (The European Plastics Pipes and Fittings Association)

Participation in the Environmental Management working group INB-NK 174 of the Swiss Standards Association SNV

Participation in the Advisory Board of Ecoinvent, a leading Swiss provider of consistent and transparent inventory data for life cycle assessment

Member of the öbu association, Swiss network for sustainable operations

Member of Swissmem, association of Swiss engineering, electrical and metal industry

In addition, various Geberit companies are members of national associations for topics such as environmentally responsable production, energy, waste management and employee protection as well as associations for green building:

Minergie (CH); German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) (DE); Greenbuild (AU); Greenbuild Council (ES); Greenbuilding SA (ZA); US Green Building Council (USA), Alliance for Water Efficiency (USA), Partner of EPA’s Watersense (USA)