RPM’s commitment to ensuring safe, ethical and sustainable business practices has been a vital part of its culture and ethos for decades. At RPM, these values run deeper than just complying with industry regulations. It’s about putting into play practices that not only drive RPM’s continued growth, but maximize long-term value for the greater good of its key stakeholders, from customers and associates, to suppliers, communities and shareholders. Ultimately, this helps to Build a Better World—leaving behind a lasting legacy we can all celebrate.
RPM’s products and services literally contribute to making structures better through beautification, protection and extending their useful life for years or decades to come. At the same time, we aspire to make the world a better place for our customers, entrepreneurs, associates, shareholders and the communities in which we operate. We do so by operating with environmentally sustainable products and processes, social responsibility and good governance practices.
In 2019, RPM engaged a third-party consulting firm to conduct a robust materiality assessment of ESG topics. Leveraging artificial intelligence and big data available through the use of the Datamaran Materiality Assessment Application, this assessment provides RPM with valuable feedback about the ESG topics that matter most to our businesses and our stakeholders. The materiality assessment process adheres to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and consists of three distinct phases: identification, prioritization and validation.