As a leading company in the information and communications industry, Roto Smeets Group is very much aware of its own role in society.
This role entails responsibilities which are not confined to pure questions of business and economic interest. RSG recognises the impact the company has on its employees and on wider society, working with suppliers, customers and other partners as participants in social and economic life on a daily basis. Furthermore, RSG's operations also impact the environment. The company uses raw materials such as paper, ink and water, consumes energy and generates waste. RSG is also very much concerned about people. Employee development and a constant focus on a safe and healthy working environment are key themes. RSG constantly focuses on making improvements and for the past 20 years has been reporting on this in its corporate social responsibility report in relation to people, the environment and society.
At a high level, RSG's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy is focused on finding the best way to achieve the simultaneous aims of profitable business activity, environmental protection, rewarding employment for our staff and making a contribution to society.
RSG has integrated environmental management in all of its business activities, and in its business operations aims at minimising hazards and any nuisance through means of safety campaigns, energy efficiency, preventing and separating waste, and managing transportation in the most sustainable way. We continue to look for opportunities to reduce consumption of materials and enable reuse. Where possible we do this together with our suppliers, which are selected for their sustainability practices. We also advise our customers in the area of product development. Even minor adjustments can lead to a significant reduction of materials consumption.
Since the number of jobs in the graphics industry is decreasing, our HR policy focuses on the personal development of employees. Not only job-related, so that employees are widely employable internally, but also focused on identifying and developing talents to help employees keep their position on the job market up to par. Within our own training programmes we also offer work placement and work experience positions.
In the context of stimulating social involvement, companies have their own local sponsorship budgets. In addition, they regularly make facilities available in support of social objectives. The Group's sponsorship funds are only available for foundations in which our own employees are involved as volunteers.
In the context of health management we try to bring all parties together through means of chain optimisation. For example through more intensive collaboration with the occupational health and safety service and through means of the use of Present, Zilveren Kruis Achmea's health management product, we aim to positively influence our employees’ health.
By regularly drawing the attention of our employees to the Code of Conduct, which RSG implemented years ago, we ask the shop floor to focus on the norms and values we consider important.
RSG tries to make a positive contribution within the immediate surroundings of its companies by supporting local activities and by keeping nearby residents informed of any changes or emergencies.