Our responsibility

G+D is aware of its corporate responsibility and actively promotes environmentally and socially sustainable development. We want to further intensify our commitment and transform our company step by step.

We live in a time of great social and ecological challenges. Companies are one of the most important players in the upcoming global transformation processes: It is their responsibility to provide important impetus. In doing so, they must also change and continuously develop themselves. As a provider of security technologies with a 170-year track record, we are aware of our responsibility and actively assume it. We see change processes as an opportunity to tackle challenges and provide solutions.

New sustainability strategy for G+D
As part of developing our strategy, we have set ourselves a new and comprehensive target picture in 2021 with respect to sustainability: G+D positions itself as a leading sustainable company in its market segments and contributes to a society worth living through responsible action. Our strategy unfolds along the three pillars of Environment, Social and Governance, also referred to as ESG criteria.

Specific objectives for sustainable development
We have set measurable objectives for each of the ESG-pillars that go beyond what is required by law. These are presented in more detail in our latest Progress Report for the UN Global Compact. The report also contains further information on our existing activities in the areas of employees, environment, supply chain, business, product portfolio and society.

New structures for more sustainability
G+D has created a new corporate function, "Corporate Sustainability", which ensures the Group-wide implementation of the sustainability strategy. The function reports directly to the Group CEO. In addition, at the beginning of 2022 we introduced an ESG Committee at Group level under the leadership of the Group CEO. The committee defines the cornerstones of the ESG-strategy, sets targets, makes recommendations, and has veto rights with regard to business operations where activities conflict with the Group's sustainability objectives.

Networking and exchange on sustainability
Open and transparent dialog with stakeholders outside the company remains an important element of G+D’s commitment to sustainability. We are exchanging information with other companies and with actors involved in climate protection initiatives, such as the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). We are also active in the German network of the UN Global Compact. G+D is a founding member of the Munich Business Climate Pact, wherewe seek dialog with important local stakeholders in order to sustainably reduce CO₂ emissions.


Learn more about the sustainability strategy and the topic of compliance.

ESG: Environment, Social, Governance

We structure our sustainability strategy according to ESG criteria.  This way, we create a comprehensive and holistic commitment and cover the topics of environment, social and good corporate governance.

Compliance at G+D

Acting in accordance with our values and complying with national and international laws and guidelines form the basis for our reputation as a company. Thus we create the fundament of a trustful cooperation with our customers.


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