Sustainability in the sanitary industryOur contribution

Geberit has been improving people's quality of life with innovative sanitary products for 150 years. We design and manufacture durable, high-quality products with ecological, social and economic aspects in mind.

For more than 30 years, we have consistently aligned our strategy with long-term considerations - along the entire product life cycle. This commitment is an important reason for the company's success. We believe that one of the greatest contributions to the sustainable use of resources is to continually set new standards for the quality and service life of products.

Geberit products are typically used for decades. In addition, the long-term availability of spare parts and the backwards compatibility of new products make an important contribution to their service life. This makes it easier for construction partners to fulfil the often extensive catalogue of requirements for certified construction projects.

At a glance

Resources-saving and durable products

Environment product declarations (EPD)

Environmental Product Declarations, or EPDs, are an important source of information for building owners, investors, business partners and other decision-makers. They provide information on the ecological footprint of construction products and are based on a detailed life cycle assessment.

Products with third-party EPDs account for 34% of Geberit's Group sales. We therefore offer a wide range of products for buildings constructed in accordance with certification systems such as Minergie, DGNB, BREEAM or LEED.

A binding sustainability strategy

More than 30 years ago, Geberit drew up its first environmental strategy and implemented specific measures. Over the years, this strategy has been gradually expanded into a comprehensive sustainability strategy. It is based on the UN Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Four goals are particularly important to Geberit. “Access to clean drinking water and basic sanitation” (Goal 6), which should be available to all people worldwide under fair conditions, as well as the goal “Sustainable cities and communities” (Goal 11). In addition, Geberit makes an important contribution to “ensuring inclusive, equitable and quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all” (Goal 4) through the high-quality training and further education of its own employees, the training of tradespeople launched back in the 1950s and the newly adopted strategy for social commitment in the area of vocational training in emerging countries. Geberit also contributes to the goal “Take action to combat climate change and its impacts“ (Goal 13) with the CO2 strategy, the Energy Masterplan and the Ecodesign principle as the basis for product development.

Tips and tricks for being more sustainable in everyday life

Use less water

Tips for saving water

A woman turns on the tap and tests the intensity and temperature of the water jet (© Geberit)

It is a good idea to use water sparingly. Reduce your water consumption in the bathroom noticeably with these six tips.

Saving water now!

Person presses the small the small button on the white Sigma30 actuator plate
Save water with the toilet flush

Many people think of the shower when it comes to saving water in their homes. But water consumption can also be noticeably reduced when using the toilet.