Engineering for a better world
Responsible corporate behavior is integral to the long-term success of a company. As an international technology group and one of the world’s largest suppliers of process technology for the food industry, GEA is acutely aware of its economic, social and environmental responsibilities. As a consequence, one of GEA’s principal corporate objectives is to offer solutions that ensure environmental protection while delivering substantial benefits to society and a high level of economic efficiency.
As a rule, the technologies and processes our costumers employ are highly energy-intensive, which is why energy savings and reductions in emissions or waste become increasingly important in connection with the capital investment decisions taken by these customers. Incorporating environmental criteria into the investment decision making process is, however, not only important to our customers but there is also a growing interest in sustainable investments in the financial markets.
GEA is an attractive investment for those investors, who would like to invest in a company supporting a sustainable future: Due to the megatrends such as continued population growth, rising urbanization as well as progressing climate change, people will ever more require an adequate supply of food, energy and pharmaceutical products but at the same time resources need to be conserved.
GEA is an internationally growing technology group that relies on the engagement of its diverse workforce across all units and functions in order to stay globally competitive. Diversity and diversity management are critical success factors that ensure that GEA is well equipped for the future and agile enough to face the challenges ahead. The GEA Diversity Management consciously focuses attention on the diversity of human potential combined with its appreciation and involvement in the company.
In June 2011, the first Human Resources Report of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft was published. With this Human Resources Report, we present our activities, projects and successes in Human Resources for the first time in a pooled publication.
GEA Vision and GEA Values are cornerstones of our management philosophy. They are a crucial element of a common GEA identity. We will hold all of us to these standards.
Our values are:
GEA conducts all its business activities following our GEA Values and ethical principles laid down in the Global Business Conduct Policy and the Codes of Conduct which define our Social Responsibility Principles. To achieve these business ethics in the areas of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) we are committed to the published policies.
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is listed in the MSCI World ESG Index and in the MSCI ACWI ESG Index*.
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