UN Global Compact and Memberships

Geberit has been a formal member of the UN Global Compact since 2008 and is a founding member of the local Swiss network established in 2011. This joint initiative of companies, UN agencies, and groups representing labor interests and civil society is intended to promote the social commitment of businesses related to human rights, labor practices, environmental protection, and combating corruption. Geberit joined the UN Global Compact because its principles are sensible for any company managed with a long-term perspective. Progress on the ten postulated principles of the UN Global Compact is summarized in an overview table with reference to further information within the sustainability reporting:

Communication on Progress UN Global Compact (COP)

Associations and organizations that make a contribution towards sustainability

Since 2012 member of Swiss Water Partnership

Member of Transparency International, Switzerland since 2000

Since 2011 member of EUnited Valves, European Valve Manufacturers Association

Participation in the Environmental Management working group INB-NK 174 of the Swiss Standards Association SNV

Board member in the Swiss Standards Commission SIA 493 «Declaration of environmental characteristics of construction products»

Member of the öbu association, Swiss network for sustainable operations

Member of Swissmem, association of Swiss engineering, electrical and metal industry

Member of TEPPFA, the European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association

In addition, various Geberit companies are members of national associations for topics such as environmentally responsable production, energy, waste management and employee protection as well as associations for green building:

Minergie (CH); German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) (DE); Greenbuild (AU); Greenbuild Council (ES); Greenbuilding SA (ZA); US Green Building Council (USA), Alliance for Water Efficiency (USA), Partner of EPA’s Watersense (USA)