Annual Report 2016

5. Report profile

G4-28 Reporting period

2016 reporting year.

G4-29 Date of most recent previous report

Geberit published extensive, magazine-like Sustainability Reports in 2004, 2007 and 2010. GRI reporting regarding all GRI G3 guideline requirements at the Level A application stage was published annually for the financial years 2006 to 2013. Reports were prepared in accordance with the GRI G4 guidelines with the report option “comprehensive” for the first time for the financial year 2014. The last report for 2015 is still available online; for reports from previous years, see > Downloads > Publications.

G4-30 Reporting cycles

Annually as part of the integrated online reporting for a given financial year.

G4-31 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents

Should you have any questions concerning sustainability at Geberit, please contact:

Roland Högger
Head of Environment and Sustainability
Geberit International AG
Schachenstrasse 77, CH-8645 Jona
Tel: +41 55 221 63 56, Fax: +41 55 221 67 47

G4-32 Reporting option chosen

The reporting implements the GRI G4 reporting option “comprehensive”. For the formal GRI index, see formal GRI index.

G4-33 External assurance for the report

There is no external review of the sustainability reporting in its entirety. Instead, individual processes, results and indicators are inspected in detail by external parties:

  • The Stakeholder Panel examined the selection of material aspects (see G4-18 and G4-19), see Panel statement and Response from Geberit to the Panel statement.
  • Financial reporting is audited by an external auditor, see Financial Report > Financial statements Geberit AG > Report of the statutory auditor.
  • Reporting on the energy and greenhouse gas balance sheet is submitted as part of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and reviewed and assessed as part of the usual evaluation. In this, the world’s largest climate protection ranking, Geberit has achieved the status of “Sector Leader Industrials” in reporting, meaning that it is one of the ten best companies in the sector in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
  • In 2016, Geberit also published its detailed water balance as part of the CDP Water Program for the first time. The results of the evaluation have been integrated into the 2016 Annual Report of Corporate Water Disclosure from CDP.
  • The Geberit Group has a Group certificate in accordance with ISO  9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment) and OHSAS 18001 (occupational health and safety) that is valid until the end of 2018. All 17 Geberit production plants and 13 of the 16 former Sanitec plants are certified to ISO 14001. By the end of 2018, all new plants will be integrated into the Geberit management system and will be certified according to ISO 9001 and 14001, as well as OHSAS.
  • In 2015, all Geberit companies implemented the European Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU, with five production plants already certified to ISO 50001.
  • On-site audits (quality, environment, occupational safety) are carried out by Geberit and since 2012 also by certified third-party specialists as part of on-site supplier auditing, see chapter Suppliers.