Operating responsibly

The starting point of our sustainability strategy is to ensure that we run our own operations as safely and efficiently as possible. We strive for a culture of innovation, collaboration, and integrity. We seek to work with responsible suppliers that mirror our approach to sustainability, both within their businesses and across their supply chains, respecting our high standards of social, environmental and ethical conduct.

The safety and health of our employees is an enduring priority. We are continuing to develop our ‘safety first’ culture, with supporting training for all employees. We also work hard to continuously reduce our environmental impact and make efficient use of natural resources. This is not only an environmental imperative; tackled correctly, it is a major commercial opportunity.

Our commitments

We are working to support UN Sustainable Development Goals 12: Responsible consumption and production and 13: Climate action as part of this pillar of our new sustainability framework. We have set the following strategic commitments to help drive progress:

  • We aim to reduce our lost time injury rate each year and strive for a zero harm workplace
  • We embed social, ethical and environmental considerations into our Global Supplier Excellence Programme
  • We will reduce carbon emissions generated per £1m revenue and continue to develop our net-zero roadmap

Our progress

Over 99% of colleagues completed our new Rotork Life Saving Rules training last year, amounting to 22,000 FTE hours of safety training. We recorded a Lost Time Injury Rate of 0.20 for 2021, compared with 0.24 in 2020. The rate has reduced each year for the last four years.

We also further developed our net-zero roadmap in 2021. We modelled science-based targets for scopes 1 & 2 and scope 3 and have submitted them to the Science-Based Targets initiative for validation. We have also committed to target net-zero for scopes 1 & 2 by 2035 and by 2045 for scope 3 emissions.

Read more in our Sustainability Report