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. Around 10% are certified to the highest safety standards for applications such as safe plant operation and emergency shutdown.
Environmental and emissions criteria are considered as an integral part of our product development process. We target four key sustainability performance features: energy use reduction, emissions reduction, enabling the use of renewable energy and safety systems.
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. Benefits include decreased energy consumption, decreased water consumption (by reducing leakage), GHG emissions reduction, pollution reduction, decreased material use and increased product longevity.
We calculated emissions associated with the use of our sold products in 2021, as part of the calculation of our scope 3 inventory. We have set a science-based target to reduce those emissions by 25% by 2030 and are building this into our product development roadmaps.
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.