Guided by a belief that what benefits its associates is likewise good for the business and its shareholders, RPM has developed corporate governance practices that create long-term shareholder value by building upon the success of its 15,500 associates worldwide and promoting balanced decisions that keep investor interests at heart.
RPM’s culture of growth is largely guided by The Value of 168, a corporate philosophy set forth by the company’s founder Frank C. Sullivan. The Value of 168 comes to life through motivated associates who enjoy their work and create the conditions that allow our customers to grow and our stockholders to prosper. Our code of conduct, The Values & Expectations of 168, and and its core principles are the cornerstone for all decision making at RPM.
Since 1977, outside directors have comprised a majority of RPM's board of directors, with only independent directors having served on its Audit and Compensation Committees. These practices were in place at RPM nearly three decades prior to being mandated by the New York Stock Exchange.
With its leading code of conduct, commitment to transparency, independent board and generous benefits program, RPM fosters a culture of excellence, diversity and inclusivity.