RPM and its operating companies strive to be good corporate stewards in everything they do. In fact, it’s a deep-rooted tenet of RPM’s corporate philosophy, The Value of 168. By contributing time, talent and resources, RPM makes a positive impact on the global communities in which it operates—in turn helping them to prosper economically, culturally and socially.
At RPM, we understand that our company is only as strong as the team behind it. With the consistent support and dedication of leadership at all levels, we foster an environment that supports our associates as individuals and helps them thrive. Incorporating sustainable best practices in professional development, benefits, health and safety, and community involvement ensures that we can continue to hire the best associates and retain them throughout the course of their careers.
Global corporations like RPM play a critical role in Building a Better World. As such, RPM expects and requires suppliers to be good corporate citizens and engage in legal, ethical and socially responsible business practices through adherence to the company’s Supplier Code of Conduct. Similarly, distributors and applicators of RPM products are expected to operate in accordance with our Applicator Code of Conduct. It is imperative that we do our part to ensure that the fundamental human rights of all people across our global operations and supply chain are respected and protected.
Tremco and Weatherproofing Technologies Inc. (WTI) are actively involved in advancing diversity and inclusion efforts through several company initiatives, including their RISE tuition reimbursement program that provides an opportunity for associates to earn a degree in construction management at no cost and gain real-world experience through field apprenticeships.
RPM regularly uses a third-party expert to conduct safety reviews and audits at its manufacturing locations. Those locations that underperform in safety best practices are assigned an additional safety inspection during the year to evaluate their remediation plans. RPM regularly uses a third-party expert to conduct safety reviews and audits at its manufacturing locations. Locations receive recommendations as a result of these audits and may receive additional consultation or follow up visits to aid in remediation efforts. We have completed an average of 20 audits per year, globally.
Carboline was recently named to the 2021 Top Workplaces list by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which recognizes top employers in the St. Louis area that demonstrate effective leadership, strong values and motivated workers. Ranking 21 out of all mid-sized companies, Carboline has won this award for seven consecutive years.
DAP has implemented a paid Externship Program partnering with the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. The program bridges the gap between businesses and educators, pairing high school teachers with local companies. This helps teachers gain valuable technical and career pipeline knowledge they can pass on to their students.
Defined benefit pension plans and a matched 401(k) plan are available in the U.S. for eligible associates, and many of our operating companies globally also have defined contribution plans with varying levels of employer contributions.