GRI 2-6 Activities, value chain and business relationships
Geberit offers customers high-quality, durable sanitary products for applications in private residential construction and public buildings. The products are used in both renovation projects and new buildings. With its high-quality, durable sanitary technology, an important contribution is also made towards “developing robust infrastructures and promoting sustainable industrialisation” (goal number 9) as set out by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The product area Installation and Flushing Systems comprises all sanitary installation technology plus a broad range of flushing systems for toilets including cisterns and fittings. The product area Piping Systems includes building drainage and supply systems and comprises all piping technology found in buildings for drinking water, heating, gas and other media. The Bathroom Systems product area comprises all relevant furnishings in a bathroom such as bathroom ceramics, furniture, showers, bathtubs, taps and controls and shower toilets. For further information on the product range, see www.geberit.com > Products > Product portfolio.
In terms of market cultivation, Geberit relies on a three-stage distribution channel, see also Business Report > Business and financial review > Financial Year 2022 > Customers. The vast majority of products are distributed via the wholesale trade. Dealerships then sell them to plumbers and present them at exhibitions and other events where end customers can gain information. At the same time, Geberit provides plumbers and sanitary engineers with intensive support through training and advice. In 2022, net sales amounted to a total of CHF 3,392 million (previous year CHF 3,460 million). For net sales by markets/regions as well as by product areas, see Business Report > Business and financial review > Financial Year 2022 > Net sales.
For further information on management of the value chain, see Procurement as well as the chapters Production and Procurement and logistics in the Business and financial review.