GRI 102-13 Membership of associations
Geberit is involved in various associations and organisations that make a contribution toward sustainability. In addition, various Geberit companies are members of national associations on topics such as sustainable building, environmentally friendly production, energy, waste management and employee protection.
The company has been a member of the Transparency International organisation since June 2000 and supports its objectives for combating corruption. Since 2000, Geberit has also been an active member of TEPPFA, the European organisation for plastic pipes and fittings, where the topics of sustainability and circular economy are central. Since 2006, Geberit has voluntarily applied the comprehensive guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) for sustainability reporting and has thereby made an active contribution towards ensuring transparency and comparability in this reporting. Geberit has also been a formal member of the UN Global Compact since October 2008 and was a founding member of the local Swiss network in 2011. Geberit has been a member of the non-profit organisation Swiss Water Partnership since 2012. This platform seeks to bring together all those involved in the topic of water supply (from academic, economic as well as public and private spheres) to collectively address future challenges and promote international dialogue on water. Furthermore, Geberit has been a member of Cerame-Unie, the European Ceramic Industry Association, since the acquisition of the ceramics business in 2015. As is the case with TEPPFA, the subject of sustainability is also a central element in this association. A strategy paper was drawn up in the reporting year on subjects including CO2, illustrating how CO2-neutral production might be achieved.