Circular economy & product responsibility
Generally, we operate an assembly-only philosophy across the Group, meaning that most of the manufacturing steps required to produce our products are undertaken by our suppliers.
Component suppliers are required to sign up to our Supplier Code of Conduct. This covers our expectations of social, ethical and environmental conduct. In addition, suppliers are required to certify their compliance with RoHS and REACH regulations. We seek compliance from suppliers globally.
Rotork products play an important role in supporting customers’ safety objectives. Many of our products are certified to externally recognised safety standards. Approximately 50% of our products in our portfolio are certified for use in hazardous areas; and 10% are certified to the highest safety standards for safe plant operation and emergency shutdown etc.
We consider environmental criteria in our new product development process. We are particularly focused on the environmental performance of products in their use phase, where we have the greatest opportunity to support a positive environmental impact. We target four key sustainability performance features as part of the Rotork Development & Launch Process: energy use reduction, emissions reduction, enabling the use of renewable energy and safety systems.
Many of our products provide resource efficiency benefits during their use phase to customers and consumers. Benefits include decreased energy consumption, decreased water consumption (by reducing leakage), GHG emissions reduction, pollution reduction, decreased raw material consumption and increased product durability and longevity.
Lifetime Management is a suite of services provided by Rotork Site Services which helps customers manage their assets efficiently. The aim of the offering is a planned maintenance strategy ensuring the optimal lifecycle of our products, to support customers’ productivity and operational risk management. Lifetime Management helps customers reduce their resource usage, and associated environmental impacts.
For further information see the Lifetime Management section of our website.