Corporate Responsibility Report

Smart, Safe, and Sustainable Manufacturing

At Rockwell Automation, we are expanding human possibility for a better world. We are putting automation to work to make our customers smarter, safer, and more sustainable. Our Corporate Responsibility Report highlights these efforts.

"Sustainability and social responsibility have always been important attributes of Rockwell Automation. Our sole focus as a business is to help industrial companies and their people be more productive, to make the most of scarce resources. We’re committed to doing things the right way, every day, for the long term with integrity and respect for each other and the environment." — Blake Moret, Chairman and CEO

Social Responsibility and Sustainability


Leading indices and organizations continued to recognize us as a sustainability leader that includes:

  • Named to Dow Jones Sustainability North American Index for the eighth time
  • Listed on FTSE4Good Index of Companies for more than a decade
  • The Wall Street Journal's 2018 Top Management 250 list

Environmental Performance

  • Achieved our goal to reduce our carbon emissions normalized to sales by 30% over 2008 baseline a few years early
  • Deferred 82% of solid waste from landfills
  • Number of locations certified to ISO 14001, environmental management system standard: 24


Engaged employees deliver better outcomes for our company and for our customers. Through our employee engagement we:

  • One of only three companies to win the Catalyst Award
  • Earned a perfect score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for the sixth consecutive year
  • Ranked as one of the Top 100 most Attractive Employers in China


As the leading provider of industrial safety automation in the world, we help manufacturers achieve safe, sustainable, and productive operations. Our recognition for safety includes:

  • Global safety performance, as measured by Recordable Case Rate of 0.43, remained best-in-class in 2018 when compared to the average private industry rate and average rate for electronic manufacturing peers
  • Number of locations certified OHSAS 18001, occupational health and safety standard: 15
  • Winner: Singapore Ministry of Manpower’s Workplace Safety and Health Council’s Excellence Award


Our culture of integrity is built on the small decisions that our employees make every day. Those choices to do the right thing are why we:

  • Are continuously named as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by Ethisphere Institute for the eleventh year
  • Consider our Integrity Value as a key differentiator in how we do business
  • Attribute our commitment to ethics as one of the reasons we have been a respected business leader for over a century

Supplier Diversity

$272 million+ spent with approximately 600 U.S. businesses owned by women, ethnic and racial minorities, LGBTQ, veterans or service disabled veterans, and designated Small Business Administration enterprises.

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