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  • 22 April 2015 12:54

Rockwell Automation releases 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report

With the aim to support smart, safe and sustainable manufacturing around the world, Rockwell Automation has released their 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report. The company has a long history of servicing customers with technology innovation, deep domain expertise and a culture of integrity and social responsibility.

The Connected Enterprise continues to be a key focus for the company - bringing together people, processes and technologies to achieve enhanced productivity, sustainability and economic performance. Rockwell Automation is at the forefront of enabling industry leaders to move the Connected Enterprise from concept to reality to further enhance business performance through integrated control and information.

For the seventh time (2015), Rockwell Automation has again been named one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute and is also named on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. The company has also been listed on the FTSE4Good Index of Companies for more than a decade. Financial achievements for 2014 include sales of 6.62 billion dollars with adjusted earnings per share growing by eight percent.

The company’s 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report shows that Rockwell Automation continued to progress steadily towards environmental goals with the company being ranked eighth in the 2014 Newsweek magazine’s Green Rankings for U.S. companies.

Global safety performance, as measured by Recordable Case Rate (0.36), remained best in class in 2014 when compared to the average private industry rate (3.4) and with the average rate for electronic manufacturing peers (3.0). Rockwell Automation was included in EHS Today’s 2014 class of America’s Safest Companies and was announced the winner of Singapore Ministry of Manpower’s Workplace Safety and Health Council’s Excellence Award.

In relation to supply chain, nearly 70 percent of total supplier spend is in the regions where the company manufacture products. Purchases from U.S. minority and women-designated enterprises increased to more than 157 million dollars, a diverse supplier purchase rate that is higher than industry peers.

For more than a decade, Rockwell Automation has collaborated with FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a global organisation that inspires young people to be science and technology leaders to help increase availability of technical talent for a skilled workforce. The company has also made worldwide charitable cash donations and in-kind product donations that total 7.6 million dollars.

Rockwell Automation employs 22,500 employees with more than half residing outside of the U.S. The company earned a perfect core of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign 2013 Corporate Equality Index.

Sustainability has evolved from being a social expectation to an economic imperative. By meeting these sustainability challenges, manufacturing efficiency and productivity can be improved.

The Rockwell Automation 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report contains further information about the company’s efforts to promote smart, safe and sustainable manufacturing. The report also contains examples of how Rockwell Automation products and services assist customers to reduce energy usage and cost with automation and information. Please click here to download the full report.

About Rockwell Automation Rockwell Automation Australia and Rockwell Automation New Zealand are subsidiaries of Rockwell Automation, Inc.—a leading global provider of industrial automation and information solutions that helps manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. The company brings together leading global brands in industrial automation which include Allen-Bradley controls and services and Rockwell Software factory management software. Its broad product mix includes control logic systems, sensors, human-machine interfaces, drive controllers, power devices, and software.

Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 22,500 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Software are trademarks of Rockwell Automation, Inc.

FIRST is a trademark of For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.

Media contact:

Christine Filippis Teraze Communications 03 8391 0701 christine@teraze.com.au

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