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The essentials of the year 2017 under review

    European leader in the field of sanitary products
    We achieve sustained improvement in the quality of people’s lives with innovative solutions in the field of sanitary products.
    30 specialised production plants
    in 14 different countries
    employees in around 50 countries
    3 product areas
    in 8 product lines
    The foundation of our brand
    The four pillars of our strategy
    • Focus on sanitary products
    • Commitment to innovation and design
    • Selective geographic expansion
    • Continuous optimisation of business processes
    EBITDA reaches highest ever level in Geberit's history
    72% of waste recycled
    Increase in organic, currency-adjusted net sales of 3.5%
    Attractive payout ratio of 63.4%
    Continued focus on occupational health and safety
    Geberit share reaches new all-time high of CHF 483.40
    All 30 production plants certified to ISO 14001
    In the front line with regard to green building
    128 patents in the last five years
    Global social commitments
    Investment in property, plant and equipment up 14.3% compared to previous year
    76% of all managerial positions filled with internal candidates
    Further increase of the solid equity ratio
    Further reduction of the environmental impact
    Investments of CHF 78 million in research and development
    Increase in adjusted earnings per share of 3.7%
    CO2 emissions reduced by 2.9%
    More than 120,000 internal and external customer training courses conducted
    Geberit ProApp for craftsmen used on a regular basis by some 12,000 B2B users
    Decrease in free cashflow to 483 million
    39.0% of electricity from renewable energy sources