Sustainable business is responsible business: GF was ranked in the Top-10 of The Wall Street Journal's list of the 100 most sustainably managed companies in the world. The rating is based on sustainable aspects such as business model and innovation, social and human capital, and the environment.
The successful rating on rank number nine reflects GF's efforts to meet its Sustainability Targets 2020. This underlines the "annual health review" in the GF Sustainability Report 2019. In the past year, GF therefore again made significant progress. The three GF Divisions GF Piping Systems, GF Casting Solutions and GF Machining Solutions, for example, for the first time generated more than half of its sales with products and solutions that offer customers social and environmental benefits. Compared to 2018, this is an increase of 7 percent to 54 percent in total.
- GF Piping Systems ensures safe and hygienic distribution of drinking water as well as safe distribution of gas and chemicals.
- GF Casting Solutions produces light metal components, including components for electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles that help to reduce the weight and CO₂ footprint of their products, especially of vehicles and aircraft.
- GF Machining Solutions offers machines that enable customers to manufacture their products more energy-efficiently.
You can find specific examples, success stories from the three GF Divisions and further information on GF's sustainability agenda, – such as an overview of how the GF Divisions are contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – in the GF Sustainability Report 2019 on the GF website and in the current GF Investor Presentation.