With over a thousand global employees, we foster workplace environments based on trust, compassion, determination, collaboration and respect—embracing the potential of everyone.
GGB supports the idea of The Dual Bottom Line, a progressive business model that focuses on individual personal accomplishments and well-being in addition to fiscal performance. Because when employees have the autonomy to focus on their development and goals—pursuing what fulfills them to achieve their full potential—the entire company benefits.
Empowering Those Around Us
At GGB, we offer employees a variety of opportunities to take part in community building. We believe it’s important to foster individual and team participation by taking part in events and activities aiming to aid and empower those around us. From all our locations around the world, GGB employees devote themselves in team building activities such as charity runs, community service, company-sponsored breakfasts, and more.
And Empowering Us
We believe the emotional wellbeing and mental state of GGB employees translates to improved communication and performance. To put ourselves in the right mental space for work, we begin meetings and conference calls with mindfulness practices such as centering—our version of meditation—to help focus conversation and make everybody more present. We invest in one another through celebrations of anniversaries, personal victories, and larger cultural events, reminding one another that our achievements and milestones in life are important to the work we do for our business partners and clients.
At GGB, we're committed to safeguarding the environment with sound business practices.
Respecting the environment is crucial to our core values. That’s why we strive to continue creating superior products that deliver what you need, while being respectful of the environment. We all share this planet; let’s try our best to make it better for future generations.
Everyone Teaches - Everyone Learns
We believe that leadership is demonstrated through behavior, constant learning and teaching.
GGB is a learning organization focused on:
- Supporting learning and unique learning styles
- Offering course/training for technical skills, self-development, and leadership
- Providing development which is integrated into our daily work.
We have multiple processes and initiatives to encourage career development and growth for all of our employees.
February 2021 - Local companies mobilize for students
Many students have fallen into precariousness because of the health crisis and some companies based in Annecy have decided to act to help them.
Five local companies, GGB, Allergan, Delpharm, Pfeiffer Vacuum and Salomon, have donated €22,000 to the Foundation Université Savoie Mont Blanc to help students affected by the health crisis.
This donation is intended to finance food aid (free meals at the canteen), housing, psychological aid (meeting with psychologists) and digital aid (free internet packages).
March 2021 - GGB to participate in FORMA
Since 2015, GGB has been committed to FORMA, the forum for jobs of the future, whose mission is to inform young people about jobs and help them build their career plans.
The 29th edition took place on March 4, 2021, in virtual format this year due to the health situation. Through the association's website www.forma-annecy.fr, job sheets and webinars were made available for the event and allow pupils and students to find information for their orientation. Videoconference meetings were also organized during which students could exchange with companies and professionals.
The topic of this year's event was apprenticeship, and GGB produced a video for the occasion in which 3 GGB employees, Florian Bonnevay, Geoffrey Mesmin and Mickael Vernoit, talked about their experiences with apprenticeship and tutoring.
Work-study programs at GGB
World Health Day at GGB
GGB Heilbronn, Germany is using International World Health Day as an opportunity to focus on the importance of healthy eating and sufficient exercise. With the motto "Building a fairer, healthier world," the WHO is focusing on equal health opportunities. GGB Heilbronn, Germany wants to contribute a small part to this and therefore provides employees with fresh fruit and a vitality roll.
GGB is committed to helping our community!
GGB supports since 2005 the United Way of Gloucester County each year in a campaign to raise funds to be distributed to local agencies that help our community. The United Way of Gloucester County (UWGC) is an independent nonprofit organization. We are proud of the support and numerous participation of our employees.
GGBees - BE Environmentally Sensitive
GGB Slovakia has always encouraged environmentally conscious initiatives in the workplace and local community.
The latest venture, which began at the end of 2020, was to keep own company bees - our “GGBees”.
The role of bees in nature is vital – no bees no life – as their unique role in pollination cannot be replaced by any other insects. Furthermore, bee’s products like honey, pollen, wax, royal jelly are all beneficial to human health.
Walid Ouerghemmi, production operator at GGB France has also graciously installed 3 beehives on the Annecy site, which he regularly monitors for development. Passionate about bees and biodiversity, Walid raises public awareness on these subjects and offers animations in schools, companies, associations and day care centers. At the same time, he proposes to local companies and individuals to sponsor hives.
September 2021 - Sport & Solidarity at GGB
Once again, GGB took part in the “Annecy runs for Handisport” event, where participating companies in the Annecy area run and / or walk to set distance and participation records. This year, 32 GGB employees participated, adding up to more than 850 km/530 miles walked/ran. For every kilometer, GGB donated €1 to the association to finance handisport equipment! This sum will enable the Handisport Annécien to acquire equipment specific to the needs of its disabled members, such as a basketball chair and equipment for downhill skiing currently under consideration.
Environmental team at GGB Heilbronn plants fruit trees
For GGB Heilbronn, the environmental aspect, sustainability and climate protection are the focus of daily activities. The environmental team, which includes 7 employees, is working on various ideas to play an active role in creating a climate-friendly future. For example, a new project was launched in October and a fruit meadow was planted. In cooperation with a regional tree nursery, 8 fruit trees were chosen (6 different apple tree varieties, 1 plum and 1 pear). The orchard will serve as a food source and hiding place for the various species of animals that live there, and of course the fruit will also be available to GGB employees.
April 2022 - 1,000 days without a lost-time accident in GGB Annecy
On April 14, 2022, GGB Annecy celebrated its 1,000th day without a lost-time accident. Our commitment to safety and dedication on a daily basis by all site employees has made this achievement possible.
As we strive to maintain this record, we need to keep the site's prevention philosophy alive.
We are all actors of our safety by :
- Respecting the site rules
- Controlling the risks of our activity
- Stopping dangerous activity immediately
- Reporting a risky situation
- Suggesting a safety improvement
This is how our commitment to creating a safe work environment comes to life. Let's continue to improve our safety together. Safety is our priority!