Corporate Communications and Investor Relations are the two Service Centers responsible for all 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.
In April 2019, Corporate Communication launched the completely revised GF Corporate Website, which will be followed by the likewise refreshed divisions websites. The Corporate Website content focuses primarly on general information about GF the company’s image and career opportunities, the divisions pay high attention also on products, sales and customers.
While the stories on the website focuses more on background information, the content on other digital channels like LinkedIn or Facebook is mostly news oriented. It will support GF’s brand image and reputation. Also in the year 2019, GF was able to significantly increase the number of followers on its Social Media Channels.
A lot of attention from the public and Media was given to several big events in 2019, for example the Capital Market Day, but also to the official inauguration of the new respectively rebuilt headquarters of GF Machining Solutions and GF Piping Systems.
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 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.