Inspired by the success of the Walk for Water charity at the GF Piping Systems site in Irvine (USA), held for the first time in 2016, GF initiated the Walk for Water globally. Albershausen (Germany), Irvine and Easton (USA), Jakarta (Indonesia), and Schaffhausen (Switzerland) were the venues from 20 to 22 September 2019.
The turnout was enormous: More than 1'000 participants, among them GF employees and representatives of 125 business partners and customers, grabbed a bucket of water after having donated their sign-up fee. They then carried the buckets on a course between two and five kilometers long. On average, that is the distance women and children have to cover every day in order to collect water.