- Let’s shape and simplify the digital world together.
Shaping the digital future responsibly
In times of rapid technological change, strong values and sustainable corporate governance are of decisive importance. Shaping the digital future responsibly is our clear commitment to our stakeholders and our responsibility towards the environment and society.
With Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), we integrate social, ecological and ethical considerations into our business activities and strategy. It's the contribution we make as a company towards sustainable development.
The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and our sustainability goals
GFT endorses the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As a technology service provider, we pursue responsible development and application of technologies - ecologically and ethically - with "sustainability by design". And with the the group-wide grow tech talent worldwide initiatve, we promote IT talent internally and externally. For us, sustainable corporate management means growing profitably in the long term, in line with our environmental and social goals and together with our stakeholders.
The independent Science Based Target initiative, SBTi, has approved our near-term science-based emissions reduction targets in September 2022. GFT Technologies commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 50% by 2030 from a 2020 base year. GFT Technologies also commits to reduce scope 3 GHG emissions 60% per euro value added within the same timeframe.
External sustainability awards and recognitions
Responsibility for sustainability
Responsibility for sustainability is shared by the Administrative Board of GFT Technologies SE, as the highest management and control body of the GFT Group, and the Managing Directors. They are responsible for planning and implementing the GFT Group’s CSR strategy and CSR-relevant guidelines. The Managing Directors define the KPIs for sustainability aspects and monitor progress.
“As a digitalisation partner for our clients, we help companies make their business models fit for the future. At the same time, our social responsibility to assess the long-term consequences of the solutions we develop is rooted in our focus on technology.”
We can only be successful if we take due account of the needs and expectations of our stakeholders. Direct stakeholders are our clients, employees and shareholders, as well as our suppliers and partners.
This also establishes relationships with numerous indirect stakeholders.
Sustainability in numbers
50.2 t CO2e*
per € million revenue
volunteering initiatives towards the CSR goal "Grow tech talent worldwide"
from legal proceedings for anti-competitive behaviour
Sustainablity by design
We are committed to the responsible development and application of technologies - ecologically as well as ethically.
We want our software solutions to contribute to climate-friendly technology use. With GreenCoding, we help companies to design, program and run software in a more environmentally friendly way.
Privacy by design
We follow the Privacy by design approach. This means that all data protection requirements are integrated into IT systems from the very beginning, in the design process. We use privacy engineering training to sensitise our software developers to new data protection requirements and risks. Our principles are documented in our internal guidelines for algorithmic transparency and accountability.
Grow tech talent worldwide
We promote IT talent and want to attract more people to the tech sector - regardless of whether they work for GFT or not. That'is why we are committed to technology development and education.
As a responsible employer, GFT is committed to fair, safe and healthy working conditions. We believe that having a sense of purpose and self-efficacy in the work that you do is a fundamental prerequisite for individual development. This is underlined by our employer branding strategy ‘Ready to grow’: our open and appreciative corporate culture aims to create an appealing working environment for all employees in which they can express themselves freely and shape their own career paths.
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Diversity & Inclusion Policy
With its Diversity & Inclusion Policy, GFT is committed to ensuring equal opportunities at all levels of employment and to proactively combating and eliminating discrimination.
GFT and its employees support various target groups within the global tech community and across company boundaries to enhance their technology skills and improve their future opportunities.
Technological impact assessment
We take responsibility for technological impact assessment. Automated analysis and decision-making processes must be comprehensible and explainable, and the ultimate responsibility for decisions must lie with humans.
With memberships in various industry associations, local business associations and cooperation with organisations, we participate in the public debate on digitalisation.
For us, sustainable Corporate Governance means growing profitably in the long term - in line with our environmental and society-related goals and together with our stakeholders.
Sustainable Corporate Governance
We are a member of the United Nations Global Compact, the largest voluntary initiative for responsible Corporate Governance worldwide. By 2025, we aim to embed key sustainability aspects in all management systems. For us, compliance is not a goal but a fact.
Balancing optimal working conditions and top-quality technical equipment for our employees with responsible and economical use of resources. We focus on energy-efficient IT infrastructure, opportunities for more sustainable procurement and mobility, as well as power consumption in our offices. Our Group-wide environmental protection guideline makes compliance with defined environmental criteria mandatory.
Non-financial reports, GRI content index
|Year||Non-financial report||GRI Content Index|
|2021||Non-financial group report||Non-financial group report 2021 p. 23 ff|
|2020||Non-financial group report||GRI Content Index|
|2019||Non-financial group report||GRI Content Index|
|2018||Non-financial group report||GRI Content Index|
|2017||Non-financial group report||GRI Content Index|
GRI key figures
|GRI key figures environment||GRI key figures employees|
|Non-financial group report 2021 p. 30|
|2017 - 2020||2018 - 2020|
|2017 - 2019|