Our world is changing fast. The increasing speed of product innovation, the rise of new channels, and emerging customer needs are all part of business today.
Our clients are businesses around the globe. To make the best possible business decisions every day, they need to know what is happening now – and in the future. They need more than purely descriptive data – business decision makers need actionable recommendations based on advanced analytics.
We don't have a crystal ball. But we love data and science and we understand how to connect the two. We care about attention to detail and accuracy. We are digital engineers who build world-class analytics, provide actionable recommendations, powered by leading edge technology.
We are in the unique position to leverage proprietary and third-party data to create indispensable predictive market and consumer insights and recommendations.
Because people who know best lead the way. That’s why GfK means Growth from Knowledge.
We are focused, simple and digital. We are a client-centric business. Our Vision values simplicity, embraces digital, and encourages a focus on outcomes for our clients. Our goal is to help our clients achieve profitable growth from knowledge. We constantly pioneer new solutions and develop innovative end-to-end processes that are faster and more efficient, and that deliver true competitive advantage.
In a rapidly changing digital environment, we recognize that artificial intelligence, automation and innovation might outpace legislation. That’s why we are committed to the highest standards, which go beyond current legal obligations.
As actionable insights and prescriptive analytics begin with a strong foundation of data quality, GfK operates in adherence with globally mandatory operational procedures and methodologies across all business units.
As a global company, it is our responsibility to foster a working culture of trust and respect across the entire GfK network where no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated. All parties within the company commit to continuously support the development of a fair-minded work environment. The GfK Social Charter defines the social rights and ethic policies which guide our companies around the world.
The principles outlined in this Charter provide a mutual understanding of how all employees should act while respecting the laws, cultural traditions and labor agreements of individual countries. They ensure our people are able to share the benefits of our organization’s growth and work in an environment where they are truly valued.
The worldwide operation GfK Group endorses the core principles and rights set forth in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the Social Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. These are the universal values of human dignity, freedom, equality and solidarity.
1. Equal treatment
GfK is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities as well as diversity and will not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, disability, age or sexual orientation.
2. Health, safety and dignity at the workplace
Every GfK employee is entitled to labor conditions which respect his/her health, safety and dignity. All measures relating to the improvement of health, safety and dignity at the workplace should be considered as a priority and shall be actively pursued and reinforced.
GfK complies with the right of reasonable remuneration as a compensation for the employees’ work in line with country specific labor markets and individual or collective contractual agreements.
4. Working time
GfK complies with the respective national rules and agreements on working time and paid leave.
GfK employees are selected, hired and promoted on the basis of their qualifications, skills, aptitudes, achievements and potential. GfK sets a high value on skill development and mobility in the interest of both, the employees and the company, to guarantee a high standard of performance and quality of work. GfK is committed to offering development opportunities while at the same time emphasizing employees’ own initiative to maintain and reinforce their employability.
6. Freedom of association
GfK respects the right of employees to form or join organizations to voice their concerns about important issues in a lawful manner. GfK and the respective employee organizations will co-operate constructively in an open and trusted manner. Even in cases of disputes the goal should always be to achieve a fair balance of interests.
7. Corporate dialogue
GfK encourages corporate dialogue at different levels and in different areas to enable sharing and exchanging of information between the company and its employees or employees’ representatives, with a view to promote and strengthen mutual trust and a peaceful working environment.