Corporate Communications and Investor Relations are the two Service Centers responsible for activities relating to stakeholder information and communication. The communication strategy is based on GF’s business strategy and supports the positioning of both the Corporation and the divisions. Communication with all GF stakeholders is active, open, and timely. If possible and permissible, employees are notified first.
An important internal information platform is the multi-award-winning employee magazine “Globe”, that is published in eight languages. The publication was awarded the “Silver Feather” in 2018 by the Swiss Association for Internal Communication (SVIK). The jury rated the magazine as very reader-friendly and judges the online version as an enhancement to the printed one. Corporate Communications received another prize in 2018 – the “Golden Feather” in the Events category. The SVIK jury recognized the development project week carried out by GF apprentices in Bolivia in the summer and praised the exceptional commitment of the company.
Digital communication channels are increasingly displacing traditional communication channels – even in the external communication. GF therefore places great emphasis on its social media platforms, e.g. on LinkedIn, Xing, Facebook, and significantly increased the number of followers in 2018. Corporate Communications’ largest project, the relaunch and modernization of the GF website, will be finished in the current year.
The shares of Georg Fischer Ltd are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. Therefore, GF is subject to the requirements on ad hoc publicity stipulated in the listing rules and the directive on ad hoc publicity. This relates to the obligation to report any potential share-price-relevant information. GF also maintains a dialog with investors and journalists at events and roadshows.
Subscription to an e-mail service for GF news is free of charge. All media releases, Annual Reports, and Mid-Year Reports plus important publications go online at www.georgfischer.com at the same time as they are published. Shareholders receive the short version of the Annual Report and the Mid-Year Report automatically, and other interested parties can order them.