Impressionen der Bilanzmedienkonferenz der GF, am Mittwoch, 26. Februar 2020, in ZŸrich. (KEYSTONE/Melanie Duchene)

ESG targets and ratings

GF strives to continuously improve its ESG performance. Independent third parties evaluate the results of this development and assign a corresponding ESG rating.

ESG targets

GF is a sustainability and innovation leader providing superior customer value. 

An integral part of the company strategy, the Sustainability Framework 2025 focuses on three areas: Product portfolio, Climate & resources, and People & well-being. A clear long-term ambition was set for each of these areas, supported by eight quantitative targets. 


Innovate products and solutions for a sustainable lifecycle

Product portfolio

70% of sales with social or environmental benefits
Good Health and Well-being
Clean Water and Sanitation
Affordable and Clean Energy
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Climate Action

& resources

Decouple resource consumption from growth

SBT CO2e emissions

Reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 CO2e emissions by 30% by 2026

Reduce scope 3 CO2e emissions by 34.6% per tonne of processed material and use of sold products by 2030


Reduce water intensity by 20% in high-stress areas


Reduce waste intensity by 20% sent to landfill or incineration

Supply chain

Perform sustainability assessments for 80% of procurement spend
Clean Water and Sanitation
Affordable and Clean Energy
Responsible Consumption and Production
Climate Action
Partnerships for the Goals

& well-being

Pursue a diverse, engaging and safe work place

Diversity and inclusion

25% of newly appointed managers are women

Employee engagement

At least 80% recommend GF as an employer of choice

Health and safety

Reduce accident rate by 30%
Quality Education
Gender Equality
Clean Water and Sanitation
Decent Work & Economic Growth

Sustainability Framework 2025

For more details on our ambition, the targets and the GF's sustainability roadmap, please refer to the Sustainability Report 2023.

ESG ratings

GF's performance concerning the implementation of relevant ESG topics is regularly assessed by independent rating agencies. The assessment also serves to continuously develop sustainability management at GF.

CDP - Climate Change

Score:                        A

Last Update:            07.02.2024

Previous Score:       A-    

CDP - Water Security

Score:                        A-

Last Update:            07.02.2024

Previous Score:       A-              


S&P Global CSA (former: DJSI)

Score:                       56% (95th percentile)

Last Update:            27.10.2023

Previous Score:       63%

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Quality Score1):        E: 1 S: 1 G: 3

Last Update:             02.07.2024

Previous Score:        E: 1 S: 1 G: 2     


Rating:                      AA

Last Update:            24.11.2023


ESG Risk Rating:              23.3 (Medium Risk)

Last Update:                     19.02.2024

Previous ESG Rating:      24.9

1) Higher E&S Disclosure = 1 - Lower E&S Disclosure = 10 Lower Governance Risk = 1 - Higher Governance Risk = 10 

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