GF places a major emphasis on sustainable business management and
responsible operations. Global compliance with standards and codes is
as much a part of the company as the establishing of cross-divisional
management systems. All production facilities are certified in
accordance with ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 14001
(Environmental Management) and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and
Safety Assessment Series). New locations must become certified within
three years. Energy-intensive production sites must also be certified
in accordance with ISO 50001 (energy management). Currently, these are
As a pioneer in the area of sustainability, GF has been systematically recording and analyzing its key environmental figures since 1997. The worldwide reporting system was expanded in 2005 to include social key figures and the Sustainability Information System (SIS) was enlarged. In 2015, the SIS was integrated into the financial reporting of the company.
To underscore the importance of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) in the company, in 2015 GF became a member of the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest sustainability network for companies and organizations.