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.
GF employees were kept informed of COVID-19 pandemic developments in a timely manner through active communication. Outbreaks occurred in many regions of the world at different paces, prompting authorities to order national and regional lockdowns, as well as the uncertainty in view of the high number of infected people in the population triggered a stronger need for information among GF employees. A news blog and regular information from the CEO and the Executive Committee as well as coordinated internal communication, ensured that this need was met. In addition, the pandemic crisis team, which has been meeting regularly since March 2020, has drawn up a pandemic manual. This provides managers of GF sites worldwide with valuable information on how to deal with the impact of the pandemic on their areas of responsibility. The GF employee magazine “Globe”, with its first completely digital edition, showed how many GF employees worldwide have adapted to the new situation and mastered it individually.
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, and other interested parties can order them.