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 www.georgfischer.com 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.