Communication policy

GF implements a policy of communicating proactively, openly and promptly with all stakeholders. All communication measures are based on a commitment to uphold the company’s credibility. Whenever possible and permissible, employees are notified first of issues that affect them.

Corporate Communications and Investor Relations are the two Service Centers responsible for information and communication in the Corporation. The communication strategy is based on GF’s business strategy and supports the positioning of both the Corporation and the divisions. Communication with all GF stakeholders is active, open, and timely. If possible and permissible, ­employees are notified first.

The introduction of the new corporate-wide intranet in mid-November marks an end for now to the revamping of the GF means of communication. Over the past three years, we have given a modern new look to the website, corporate design, and publications, such as the Annual Report and Sustainability Report, as well as the employee magazine “Globe”. The aim of this redesign was and is to boost the GF brand both within the Corporation and externally, and to position GF as a modern and client-oriented company that stands out from the competition, as well as making GF attractive for job-seekers (such as university graduates). In addition, communication via various social media channels has been expanded (LinkedIn, Xing, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter). The fact that for the second year in a row the Swiss Association for Internal Communication (Schweizerischer Verband für interne Kommunikation, SVIK) has selected the “Globe” as Switzerland’s best employee magazine is a good indication that the path we have chosen is the right one. We will continue on this path. The ongoing trend towards digitalization, however, requires that Corporate Communications invests more in innovation and adaptation, without neglecting traditional ways of communication.

The shares of Georg Fischer Ltd are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. Therefore, GF is subject to the requirements on ad hoc publicity, i.e., the obligation to report any potential share-price-relevant information. GF also maintains a dialog with investors and journalists at respective events and roadshows.

Subscription to the e-mail service is free of charge. All media releases, Annual Reports, and Mid-Year Reports go online at the website at the same time as they are published. Shareholders receive the short version of the Annual Report and the Mid-Year Report automatically, and other interested parties receive them on request.