Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Responsibility

Rotork believes that being a responsible business leads to being the best business. It benefits our operational effectiveness, builds on the trust of our stakeholders and protects our reputation.

Sustainability is an integral part of our business model and strategy. Achieving a positive impact around the world lies at the heart of our commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and it represents a valuable opportunity to ensure that Rotork continues to be successful in the long term. We are committed to embedding CSR across all our processes and ways of working.

The Group’s approach is focused around four main themes:

The Environment

Rotork is fully committed to reducing its impact on the environment by preventing pollution in all countries in which it operates, and to make sure it is compliant with any legal and regulatory requirements. Our compliance contributes to sustaining the environment and brings cost savings by reducing the consumption of energy, water and waste and recycling. The environmental programme is described in more detail on pages 50 to 53 of the Annual Report.

Ethics and Values

Ethics and values are fundamental to the way in which we do business. Respecting internationally proclaimed human rights, promoting an open and honest culture, having a zero tolerance to bribery and corruption worldwide, and selecting suppliers with sound reputations in the marketplace are important principles for the Group to adhere to. More details of the Group’s ethics and values can be found on pages 54 to 55 of the Annual Report.

Health and Safety

The health and safety of all employees and contractors is of paramount importance in providing a safe working environment. Our fundamental principle, ‘if you cannot do a job safely, we will not do the job’, is actively promoted to everyone. This ensures that our people remain safe and we enhance the effectiveness of our workforce by reducing the risk of injury and costs associated with injury or illness. The Group’s approach to health and safety can be found on pages 56 to 57 of the Annual Report.

Community Involvement

We consider it important to contribute and engage positively in the communities we operate in and to be a good community neighbour around the world. One of our corporate values is to produce a positive and beneficial impact in the areas in which we operate. Further details on community involvement can be found on pages 58 to 59 of the Annual Report.