German weekly business magazine "WirtschaftsWoche" has certified the GEMÜ Group as making a "high contribution to the common good" and stated that the Ingelfingen-based family-owned enterprise is one of Germany's most valuable employers.
For the first time, analysis institute ServiceValue, in cooperation with German weekly business magazine "WirtschaftsWoche", has asked Germans throughout the country to judge the value 2138 companies with respect to their contribution to the common good. The largest German manufacturers, distributors and service providers (in terms of number of employees) were assessed by at least one thousand people.
This survey, which was carried out without the involvement of the companies concerned, found that GEMÜ – the specialist for valves, measurement and control systems – was among Germany's most valuable employers and that the company makes a high contribution to the common good.
Nowadays, it is no longer just a company's turnover, profit and market share which are important, but also its contribution to the common good. For example, this can be measured by job creation, tax payments and sustainability programmes. In addition, an organisation's positive impact on society is heavily influenced by the social commitment made by the company and its employees.
Since the beginning, GEMÜ has focussed on having a comprehensive approach which involves members of staff, a commitment to the local region, as well as social initiatives all over the world. "It is our mutual understanding at the GEMÜ Group that economical, ecological and social sustainability and integrity form the basis of our company's success. We're delighted that our commitment has been viewed so positively and acknowledged by wider society," remarks Gert Müller, Managing Partner at the GEMÜ Group.
Of the 2183 assessed companies, WirtschaftsWoche certified 442 as making an "excellent contribution to the common good", while 558 were deemed to make a "high contribution to the common good". You can find further information about the survey at www.wiwo.de and www.servicevalue.de.