By renunciating the anniversary dividend, a starting capital of CHF 3.5 million was made possible. This capital was invested as planned until 2006. Due to a positive resonance the Executive Committee decided to support the Foundation with a substantial sum from the running costs yearly starting in 2006.
To date, GF has invested more than CHF 10 million in Clean Water projects and has, with some 145 projects in developing countries and disaster areas, helped about 300 000 people worldwide get access to clean drinking water and a better water supply over the long term. The foundation is a testament to the company culture at GF. Employees frequently get involved and help with projects.
Board of trustees
The foundation’s board of trustees consists of President Yves Serra as well as Andreas Müller, CFO, and Joost Geginat, Head of GF Piping Systems.