People have to think about sustainability today and act accordingly. Many claim that sustainability is a cost driver. But this is often a misunderstanding. Sustainable production is only more expensive initially. Our good position in the market also stems from our efforts to produce sustainable products ever more efficiently. Our energy and water consumption is continually falling and we are more economical with raw materials. This has a positive effect on our cost structure.
Albert M. Baehny, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in the Sustainability Report 2010
Geberit has been leading the sanitary sector in sustainability for decades and proves that economic growth and over the long term successful business activities are compatible with environmentally friendly, social action.
A growing population's rising consumption of energy and water is a major challenge for sustainable development. And this challenge is also the motivation for Geberit to offer the highest standards of environmental friendliness, resource saving and durability in its products.
Success at the international level is also a matter of dialog. The demands on Geberit are manifold: Customers, suppliers and employees have their own concerns, while social issues and the environment also play an important role. Geberit relies on partnership in business relations and fairness in interaction with competitors and associations.
The Strategic Orientation of our efforts towards sustainability and examples of how we make a sustainable contribution to some of the challenges of the 21st century or the nature of the dialog we engage in with employees and partners can be found in the Sustainability Report 2010.