Sustainability in practice
EcoVadis silver rating for the R&M Group’s climate and environmental protection, ethics and procurement. Climate neutral worldwide by 2050.
Milpitas, August 25, 2022. R&M, the globally active developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, based in Wetzikon, Switzerland, has been awarded Silver for sustainable, ethical and responsible action in this year’s Sustainability Assessment by the rating organization EcoVadis.
"In the overall assessment of the sustainability rating, R&M has improved by 30 percent within a year and is well above the industry average. This is an important achievement for the entire Group. The EcoVadis Silver Award underlines the lasting impact of our measures and processes. This applies equally to climate and environment protection, to procurement and business ethics, and labor and human rights," says CEO Michel Riva.
Sustainability is part of the network specialist’s tradition and strategic goals. It is an integral part of the culture of the independent family-owned company. R&M is guided by the UN’s 17-point program and the ten principles of the UN Global Compact. The Sustainability Report, published annually in spring, documents progress in detail and makes it transparent to the market.
The family-owned company refined its sustainability strategy in early 2021 and defined further measurable targets. Eleven of the 14 R&M plants worldwide use an environmental management system that is certified in accordance with ISO 14001. R&M wants to halve the CO2 emissions of its plants by 2030 and achieve climate-neutral production worldwide by 2050. A science-based CO2 balancing exercise was launched for monitoring purposes. R&M places great importance to ethical sound behavior, education, equality, labor and human rights, and sustainability in the supply chain. According to the EcoVadis rating, R&M has made strong improvements in all these areas of activity.
R&M is convinced that good connectivity infrastructures serve society. They promote networking and increased efficiency, and can help to reduce time-consuming business trips and climate-damaging car traffic.
R&M now also shows the Sustainability goals 2030, their operational realization, the contribution to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and the implementation of the ten principles of sustainable companies in accordance with the UN Global Compact in a detailed sustainability roadmap.
R&M (Reichle & De-Massari AG) is a globally active corporate group in the information and communication technology sectors, based in Wetzikon, Switzerland. The company develops, manufactures and sells high-end products and systems for communication and data networks. Thanks to its innovative strength and integration capability, R&M now covers the entire range of copper and fiber-based connectivity. R&M network solutions can be used in LAN, telecommunications, Fiber to the Home, Fiber to the Antenna and data centers. Software from R&M supports the management of network infrastructures. The family company founded in 1964 has its own production plants in 14 locations worldwide. Sustainability is a central element of the strategy and values of R&M. Website: www.rdm.com
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