Environmental, social & governance
Rotork’s purpose, the very reason we’re in business, is keeping the world flowing for future generations. Our purpose is why we get up in the morning and go to work. From our early beginnings in Bath in the UK over 60 years ago, Rotork has grown into a global business that is working hard to improve our customers’ environmental performance whilst also being a great place to work.
The health, safety and wellbeing of our people, partners and visitors is our number one priority. As part of our Growth Acceleration Programme we introduced continuous improvement into our Group-wide safety programme. We stepped up the monitoring of our KPIs and introduced regular ‘Safety Gemba Walks’ and ‘Safety Spots’. I am pleased to report that these initiatives helped drive our lost time injury rate lower in 2019. We have some way to go to match best-in-class peers, but we’ll get there.
Rotork employs over 3,600 people globally. These colleagues are key to our success and to delivering our vision. We’re committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture, where everyone is respected and can be themselves at work. We pay fairly and competitively. We look to promote from within, but when we cannot, we operate a level playing field in our hiring process for all applicants, regardless of differences such as gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.
Our customers rely on our products and services to deliver reliable, energy-efficient solutions that minimise environmental impact. Rotork solutions are about accurate control which removes human error and, when needed, intervention which results in lower fugitive emissions. Our innovation and new product development is increasingly focused on products that help reduce emissions, improve water recovery, recycling and treatment, lower energy consumption and enable customers to integrate renewable energy sources into their operations.
We are fully committed to reducing our own environmental impact by lowering our energy and water consumption, waste production and preventing pollution. We operate an assembly-only philosophy at most of our business units, meaning that the majority of our energy use is on lighting, heating, cooling and IT systems. Our site consolidation efforts contributed to excellent progress in lowering our environmental impact in the year including a 12.9% reduction in total greenhouse gas emissions.
Myself, the senior leadership team, and the PLC Board are constantly looking at ways that we can learn from the past and improve our processes. This report describes some of the positive steps we’ve taken over the last year. Thank you for your interest in Rotork.
Kevin G. Hostetler