Economic performance (GRI 201)
Management approach economic performance
As a key objective of the company, the economic performance of the Geberit Group is under the strategic control of the Board of Directors and the operational management of the Group Executive Board.
How Geberit implements integrated sustainability and thus creates value is shown in a separate graphic. The vision of achieving sustained improvement in the quality of people’s lives with innovative sanitary products represents the starting point. To bring this vision to fruition, Geberit continuously refines its products, systems and services and sets new standards as a market leader in the area of sanitary products. Values such as integrity, team spirit, enthusiasm, modesty and an ability to embrace change are core factors. The long-term corporate strategy is based on four pillars: Focus on sanitary products, Commitment to innovation and sustainability, Selective geographic expansion and Continuous optimisation of business processes. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, Geberit is committed to becoming a leader in sustainability in the sanitary industry by consistently embedding sustainability goals in all relevant business processes. This strategy is implemented on the basis of six growth and earnings drivers. The sustainability strategy supplements the corporate strategy and the growth and earnings drivers with twelve concrete modules. These modules strengthen the business model and the added value for various stakeholders in the areas People, Planet and Profit in a targeted manner. The results of Geberit’s activities show the diverse added value in the three dimensions of sustainability. At the same time, the results contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (see SDG Reporting). Goal number 6 – “Clean Water and Sanitation” – and goal number 11 – “Sustainable Cities and Communities” – are a key focus for Geberit. However, significant contributions are also made when it comes to “Decent Work and Economic Growth” (goal number 8) and “Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure” (goal number 9).
For detailed explanations of the four strategic pillars and the medium-term goals, see Business Report > Business and financial review > Strategy and goals. For a description of the economic position of the Geberit Group, see Business Report > Business and financial review > Financial Year 2022 > Market environment.