At GF sustainability means acting responsibly as a company for the long-term, to ensure a continuing success in business in harmony with the environment and society.

Sustainability Report 2015

Sustainability Report 2015

The Sustainability Report 2015 is available as a comprehensive online version.

The Sustainability Report 2015 informs about GF’s initiatives and measures and illustrates through three case studies our multifaceted engagement in the area of sustainability. Moreover, the report gives an overview on the target achievement of the last five years, and details the sustainability targets 2020. 

GF publishes its key sustainability figures annually, every two years in the form of a comprehensive report. The report follows the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI 4) standard and is validated externally.

Sustainability at GF

Sustainability is part and parcel of the GF business model. GF Piping Systems ensures for its customers pipe networks free of leaks and contamination. GF Automotive provides light-weight components which minimize vehicle weight and lower CO2 emissions. And GF Machining Solutions makes production processes more economical and efficient with its high-precision machine tools that can be used to produce more efficient aero engines and thus help to reduce aircraft fuel consumption.

Needless to say, we embed sustainability in our operations. In this respect, we further implemented several worldwide sustainability initiatives which, despite increased sales and a higher production volume, allowed us to significantly improve key ratios such as energy, water consumption and CO2 emissions.

Climate protection ranking: GF again among the top industrial companies in the DACH region


The CDP ranking awards GF again the status of "Sector Leader Industrials" in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. According to CDP, this positions GF among the 13% top companies in this sector in the DACH region (in total 155 companies). As a company ranked with a “B” score (scoring range A to F) by CDP, GF shows "above-average performance with regard to strategies and measures initiated to fight climate change".