GEO emerged in 1979-80 with a view to promote solidarity amongst employers and facilitate cordial relationships between employers and employees. This was in line with the country's bi-partite approach.
In 1981, GEO was registered as employers' trade union to play a crucial role to inculcate culture of trust and faith through tri-partism i.e. the government was also involved to create an amicable environment for industries.
since more than three decades, GEO had a strong role to play to harmonize industrial relations and brought about the change in work culture, ethos and environment.
The organization has been led by distinguished industrialists as members of its Governing Body whose foresight and vision has helped it to march forward.
Though based at Vadodara, GEO has expanded its area of operation to whole of Gujarat state.