Corporate social responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is playing an increasingly important role at ROTO in day-to-day operational decisions. Several ROTO companies have the Metaalunie CSR certificate. However, CSR does not stop at certification. A sustainable result depends on every business decision striking a proper balance between people, the environment and company interests. The most sustainable solution is explicitly considered for every investment.

“ROTO introduces KPIs for sustainability.

ROTO products and services that contribute to the CSR philosophy:

  • Cradle-to-cradle gratings that are fully recyclable. Staco wants to achieve Cradle-to-Cradle Silver status in 2020.
  • Use of gratings and expanded metal in façade cladding for better climate control in buildings to achieve energy savings.
  • 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.

Group-wide KPIs have been formulated for the core theme of Sustainability, and progress will be monitored on a quarterly basis in 2020.

In recent years, gas and electricity consumption has been reviewed and CO2 production has been measured in scope 1 and scope 2. In 2019, ROTO produced an average of 23,633 tonnes of CO2: 0.9% less than in 2018.

ROTO supports the goals in the Paris agreement but it needs to investigate further to see how its Business Units can achieve a 44% reduction in carbon emissions by comparison with 2019 in the next 10 years. The key to achieving that target is mainly the reduction in energy consumption. The trend towards the phasing out of low-calorific natural gas is being closely monitored in the context of the fact that no adequate solutions are currently available for the energy-intensive hot-dip galvanising and zinc recycling process in the Business Units Surface treatment and Zinc recycling.

In the company car scheme, the use of diesel is dicouraged and people are encouraged to opt for electric vehicles. Demand for the e-alternatives is increasing and the first fully electrically powered company car is now on the road. Diesel-powered forklifts have been replaced by electric ones and LED lights have been installed in the company halls. The plans for installing solar panels at the business locations have reached an advanced stage.

There is a focus on waste separation at the various locations, additional waste bins have been installed. Employees are being actively encouraged to work on waste separation and work without paper as much as possible in order to preserve the environment. The digital newsletters and ROTOtaal, and the digital invoicing process (incoming and outgoing) will continue unabated. On the forklift trucks, tablets are used to guide the work digitally and electronic waybills are being used.

Corporate social responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is playing an increasingly important role at ROTO in day-to-day operational decisions. Several ROTO companies have the Metaalunie CSR certificate. However, CSR does not stop at certification. A sustainable result depends on every business decision striking a proper balance between people, the environment and company interests. The most sustainable solution is explicitly considered for every investment.

“ROTO introduces KPIs for sustainability.

ROTO products and services that contribute to the CSR philosophy:

  • Cradle-to-cradle gratings that are fully recyclable. Staco wants to achieve Cradle-to-Cradle Silver status in 2020.
  • Use of gratings and expanded metal in façade cladding for better climate control in buildings to achieve energy savings.
  • 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.

Group-wide KPIs have been formulated for the core theme of Sustainability, and progress will be monitored on a quarterly basis in 2020.

In recent years, gas and electricity consumption has been reviewed and CO2 production has been measured in scope 1 and scope 2. In 2019, ROTO produced an average of 23,633 tonnes of CO2: 0.9% less than in 2018.

ROTO supports the goals in the Paris agreement but it needs to investigate further to see how its Business Units can achieve a 44% reduction in carbon emissions by comparison with 2019 in the next 10 years. The key to achieving that target is mainly the reduction in energy consumption. The trend towards the phasing out of low-calorific natural gas is being closely monitored in the context of the fact that no adequate solutions are currently available for the energy-intensive hot-dip galvanising and zinc recycling process in the Business Units Surface treatment and Zinc recycling.

In the company car scheme, the use of diesel is dicouraged and people are encouraged to opt for electric vehicles. Demand for the e-alternatives is increasing and the first fully electrically powered company car is now on the road. Diesel-powered forklifts have been replaced by electric ones and LED lights have been installed in the company halls. The plans for installing solar panels at the business locations have reached an advanced stage.

There is a focus on waste separation at the various locations, additional waste bins have been installed. Employees are being actively encouraged to work on waste separation and work without paper as much as possible in order to preserve the environment. The digital newsletters and ROTOtaal, and the digital invoicing process (incoming and outgoing) will continue unabated. On the forklift trucks, tablets are used to guide the work digitally and electronic waybills are being used.