Environment

Environment

We are fully committed to reducing our environmental impact by reducing our energy and water consumption, waste production and preventing pollution.

Energy & emissions

To achieve our Environmental goals, we continuously evaluate our energy performance at a facility and global level.

Energy improvement is integrated into Rotork’s Growth Acceleration Programme, through the programme’s drive to improve operational excellence, by focusing on footprint optimisation and targeting environmental reduction projects via the Rotork Management Operating System (‘RMOS’).

Climate change is an emerging risk for our business and our customers. As part of our journey to achieve our Environmental goals we will continue to improve our evaluation and reduction of energy usage by conducting energy hunts at our manufacturing facilities, seeking renewable energy purchasing opportunities at local and global levels and identifying renewable infrastructure projects wherever these are practical. We already have solar panels installed at several of our plants. We are undertaking a global review of our vehicle fleet, considering necessity and the environment to frame our future policy.

Water

Whilst our own operations are not major users of water, Rotork plays a major part in managing this scarce resource. In fact, the most common application of Rotork’s products and services across all our end markets is the control and management of water.

Our customers are very large users of water, and use our products extensively to control their water usage whilst minimising their environmental impact. Many of our products sold to oil and gas, chemical, industrial and power generation customers are used to control the flow of their process water. Our customers are, with our help, making significant efforts to manage their environmental impact, including the recovery, recycling and treating of water.

Waste

We encourage all of our locations to minimise or eliminate the amount of waste that they produce and we use the Rotork Management Operating System to identify projects that drive performance improvement.

In 2019 we achieved a total reduction in waste production of 1,319 metric tonnes year-on-year, a 24% reduction versus the 2017 baseline year. Our factory footprint optimisation initiatives contributed to the improved performance.