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Focusing on advancing energy-efficient and clean manufacturing while addressing environmental and social challenges, we help our customers meet their sustainability targets.

Our ambition

At GF Machining Solutions, we share a passion for precision and performance. We want to set the standard for intelligent machining solutions, while becoming a sustainability and innovation leader providing superior customer value.

Our objectives

Products and services
By 2025 all our new products will have customer environmental benefits over the entire lifecycle.

Climate and resources
By 2025 we will divide by two our greenhouse gas emissions from our sites and electricity purchases.

People and well-being
By 2025 we will reduce overall accident rate by 30% compared to the pre-COVID base period (2018-2020).


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Products and Services

We are continuously improving the sustainability performance of our machines, with a clear focus on the carbon footprint at our customers’ facilities.

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Climate and Resources

We have ambitious carbon reduction targets… and we are reaching them!

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People and Well-being

We aim to become an even safer, more diverse and engaging workplace.

GF Sustainability Framework 2025

GF Machining Solutions addresses the most pressing sustainability topics in the Sustainability Framework 2025 in a joint effort with all divisions of the GF Corporation.


Innovate products and solutions for a sustainable lifecycle

Product portfolio

70% of sales with social or environmental benefits
Good Health and Well-being
Clean Water and Sanitation
Affordable and Clean Energy
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Climate Action

& resources

Decouple resource consumption from growth

SBT CO2e emissions

Reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 CO2e emissions by 30% by 2026

Reduce scope 3 CO2e emissions by 34.6% per tonne of processed material and use of sold products by 2030


Reduce water intensity by 20% in high-stress areas


Reduce waste intensity by 20% sent to landfill or incineration

Supply chain

Perform sustainability assessments for 80% of procurement spend
Clean Water and Sanitation
Affordable and Clean Energy
Responsible Consumption and Production
Climate Action
Partnerships for the Goals

& well-being

Pursue a diverse, engaging and safe work place

Diversity and inclusion

25% of newly appointed managers are women

Employee engagement

At least 80% recommend GF as an employer of choice

Health and safety

Reduce accident rate by 30%
Quality Education
Gender Equality
Clean Water and Sanitation
Decent Work & Economic Growth


Carbon footprint dramatically reduced
  • Our main effort was switching from grey to green electricity in our Losone, Biel and Langnau sites as well as improving the isolation of our facilities.
  • Our Biel facility achieved 98.9% carbon reduction by 2022 compared to a 2020 baseline, the remaining 1.1% were compensated with local Swiss nature-based carbon removals. 

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Shifting towards a proactive safety culture
  • "Be Aware – Be Safe " is the key message of the continuation of the "Zero Risk" safety campaign launched in 2018.
  • This campaign aims to raise awareness of potential risks and their consequences and proposes a sense of personal responsibility among employees with the goal of reducing the number of accidents in the workplace.

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  • This new feature reduces the energy consumption of a machine when in standby mode while keeping the highest standards of precision.
  • Due to Econowatt and similar technologies, our standard machine energy consumption is reduced by 43% when compared to the previous generation.
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Diversity trainings
  • We provided the online training "Personal branding for women". 80 participants attended this training which was given by an external trainer.
  • We continued our efforts and launched new projects covering the following topics :
    –  Women in leadership
    –  Unconscious bias training
    –  Networking events
    –  Employer attractiveness campaign targeting women
ISO Certificates
  • In 2021 we achieved ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 re-certification of our most important sites.

    ISO certification
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