Corporate social responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a central theme at ROTO and it is becoming increasingly important in day-to-day operational decisions. Not only for the applications of the ROTO products and services but also in the way the organisation makes operational choices.

Several ROTO companies already have the Metaalunie CSR certificate. CSR does not end with obtaining the certificate: a sustainable result depends on every business decision striking a proper balance between people, the environment and company interests.

“The theme of sustainability is now an indispensable part of day-to-day operations.

ROTO products and services that contribute to the CSR philosophy:

  • Cradle-to-cradle gratings that are fully recyclable.
  • Enduring protection of steel from corrosion with hot-dip galvanising and the Duplex system (galvanising followed by powder coating), cutting maintenance costs.
  • Replacement of a galvanised product with steel and zinc being recovered and reused.
  • Recycling of zinc from zinc ashes and zinc scrap into reusable zinc. This leads to a reduction in waste flows and lower energy and water consumption than in the production of primary zinc from ore.
  • Use of expanded metal in façade cladding for better climate control in buildings to produce energy savings.

The most sustainable solution is explicitly considered for every investment. For example, lights have been replaced with LED lighting and diesel forklift trucks by electric models. ROTO uses green electricity and is looking at options for installing solar panels. Sustainability is also taken into account explicitly when replacing cars: the use of diesel cars is discouraged and, where possible, people are encouraged to opt for electric vehicles.

Corporate social responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a central theme at ROTO and it is becoming increasingly important in day-to-day operational decisions. Not only for the applications of the ROTO products and services but also in the way the organisation makes operational choices.

Several ROTO companies already have the Metaalunie CSR certificate. CSR does not end with obtaining the certificate: a sustainable result depends on every business decision striking a proper balance between people, the environment and company interests.

“The theme of sustainability is now an indispensable part of day-to-day operations.

ROTO products and services that contribute to the CSR philosophy:

  • Cradle-to-cradle gratings that are fully recyclable.
  • Enduring protection of steel from corrosion with hot-dip galvanising and the Duplex system (galvanising followed by powder coating), cutting maintenance costs.
  • Replacement of a galvanised product with steel and zinc being recovered and reused.
  • Recycling of zinc from zinc ashes and zinc scrap into reusable zinc. This leads to a reduction in waste flows and lower energy and water consumption than in the production of primary zinc from ore.
  • Use of expanded metal in façade cladding for better climate control in buildings to produce energy savings.

The most sustainable solution is explicitly considered for every investment. For example, lights have been replaced with LED lighting and diesel forklift trucks by electric models. ROTO uses green electricity and is looking at options for installing solar panels. Sustainability is also taken into account explicitly when replacing cars: the use of diesel cars is discouraged and, where possible, people are encouraged to opt for electric vehicles.