Sustainability

RKB’s public policy is grounded on the principles of corporate social responsibility. We strive to conduct ourselves with the high level of integrity and commitment to public citizenship that is our company’s heritage. We know that this assumption of responsibility is one of the keys to long-term business success.

Environment

The social and economic impact of global climate change is becoming increasingly evident. It is therefore essential for the international community to take prompt action to prevent the most severe consequences of climate change. RKB contributes to these efforts by implementing internal measures and by using its expertise to create innovative products and services.

Climate change

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing mankind. We and our clients are also impacted by climate developments. We are responding to this issue by implementing internal environmental measures to help mitigate the negative effects of climate change. Climate protection and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions are two of the most pressing issues of our times. We recognized the need for action at an early stage and are systematically implementing climate-related measures on a number of levels. Since 2009, for example, RKB has been relying more and more on energy coming from renewable green sources, with the purpose of achieving greenhouse gas neutrality.

Operational ecology

In our sustainability policy, we pledge to support sustainable development and to protect the environment. Our activities focus on reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and on achieving greenhouse gas neutrality for all our operations worldwide. Our environmental management system, which is certified according to ISO 14001, helps us safeguard resources, reduce environmental impact and save costs.

Sparing use of resources

Energy consumption (electricity and heat) is the area in which we have by far the largest operational impact on the environment. We therefore try to find the most environmentally friendly solutions wherever possible and economically viable by making targeted use of energy-saving technologies and by focusing on achieving a high level of energy efficiency when realizing operational enhancements. In addition, we raise our employees’ awareness of the need to consume energy sparingly and urge them to make careful use of natural resources.