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Making a positive social impact

At RWC we believe that sound Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices not only improve the impact we have on the world, but also contribute to the value we create for shareholders.

Reporting on our progress

ESG Report 2022 on ipad screen

We’re continually strengthening the link between our ESG goals and our business strategy.

Discover the many ways we’re making a difference, from reducing emissions to supporting our communities, in our latest ESG Report.

Net zero by 2050

Our global emissions aspiration


We're integrating sustainability into our manufacturing practices and our organisational culture.

42% reduction in scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030

Greenhouse gas emissions

We have set targets for scope 1 and 2 emissions reduction that are aligned with the Paris Climate agreement.

Net zero scope 1 and 2 by 2050

Plan in place

We have developed an actionable plan for decreasing scope 1 and 2 emissions that includes purchasing renewable energy and enhancing operational efficiency.

90% of emissions are scope 3

Established baseline data

We have established scope 3 baseline data and measured scope 3 FY2022 results for the first time, and we're developing a process to collaborate with suppliers to reduce our impact.



Our social strategy is focused on a safe environment for our people that actively promotes diversity, equity and inclusion. We’re also committed to supporting our communities around the world.

15% reduction in injury rate for FY2022


We are committed to further improving our safety culture with a zero-harm goal.

40 40 20 is our gender diversity goal

Gender diversity

We have set ambitious gender diversity goals across the business.

1,000 voluntary hours

Community involvement

We support our communities with a wide variety of volunteering and donations.


Sound governance and annual reporting will ensure transparency and accountability toward our identified targets. As best practices and international standards evolve, so too will our programme.

ESG executive-level steering committee created

Enhancing oversight

A new executive-level ESG steering committee supports the Board in exercising its ESG duties.

ESG KPI's established for the executive team

Rewarding ESG

We have tied ESG key performance indicators to the executive team’s compensation.

New policies on ESG and Human Rights

Governance in practice

We have adopted new policies on ESG and Human Rights to evidence and strengthen our commitment.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) drives our ability to attract, retain, motivate and develop the best talent and create an engaged workforce.

Community counts

Across the world, RWC employees dedicate many volunteering hours to raise funding and to contribute to the global communities around us.

School children

Harlington School

Our West Drayton team in the UK has partnered with the local Harlington School as part of the RWC’s commitment to inspiring confidence and hope for future success in the students, seeding interest in STEM manufacturing careers with RWC.

Mother and child out walking

Step Up Challenge

As a global team, we walked, ran and biked more than 19,000 miles and exceeded our fundraising goal for Plumbers without Borders.

Team of employees with their dogs

Million PAWS Walk

In May, RWC employees in Brisbane joined 9,000 fellow walkers and their four-legged friends to walk and wag for Million Paws Walk 2022 to make a big impact in the fight against animal cruelty.

Ethical conduct

We have continued to make progress in our Modern Slavery programme and have issued a clear statement and policy addressing both short and long-term goals.

We believe that our global RWC community has the potential to bring positive change to every corner of the world