Expression of our corporate culture
In keeping with its fundamental values, GF fosters and supports cultural and social projects as well as activities that make a contribution to the common good. GF spends around CHF 2 million a year on social projects throughout the Corporation. One of the chief recipients of support is the Clean Water Foundation.
It was established in 2002 to mark the 200th anniversary of the GF Corporation. The shareholders waived an anniversary dividend that year. Instead, the Clean Water Foundation was set up and the amount of CHF 3.5 million was invested in charitable projects aiming to ensure clean drinking water around the world.
A person needs about 20 liters of water a day. The GF Clean Water Foundation is committed to ensure that people around the world have access to clean water. Clean Water’s international projects are carried out by carefully selected partners and in close collaboration with the local residents. Convinced of the effectiveness of these projects, GF makes a significant annual contribution to the work of the Clean Water Foundation. To date, approximately 145 projects around the world have received more than CHF 10 million in support.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of the GF Clean Water Foundation consists of three members: Andreas Müller (CEO), Mads Joergensen (CFO) and Joost Geginat (Head of GF Piping Systems).
- Andreas Müller, President
- Mads Joergensen, Member of the Board of Trustees
- Joost Geginat, Member of the Board of Trustees