R&M conducts its business on the basis of the exemplary ethical values of an independent family company.
We believe that this attitude is wholly in line with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and have focused on the GRI guidelines in the preparation of our CSR report. The structure of the Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2015/16 satisfies the GRI standard, G4 core. R&M therefore discloses indicators, processes and topics that are significant.
All objectives achieved; sustainability established on all relevant levels; new mission statement and values in place. This is the current status of corporate social responsibility at R&M. The CSR Report underlines that R&M is clearly meeting the global standards expected of a responsible enterprise.
Michel Riva, CEO
Sustainability is becoming increasingly important. We will therefore continue to refine and supplement our sustainability strategy in order to increasingly live up to our corporate responsibility in the future and thereby make a contribution to preparing the world for the future.
R&M has been committed to CSR reporting for eight years now. Economic, social, and ecological responsibility has always been a firm part of the corporate culture at independent family-run company R&M. Sustainability is very much in keeping with the underlying philosophy of the company owners. By issuing this CSR Report for the 2015 and 2016 fiscal years, R&M is providing the transparency its stakeholders need for the fourth time. The R&M CSR Report is compiled in line with the guidelines of the GRI core standard.
Growth at All Levels
In the two years covered by this CSR Report, sales increased by 8.3% and the number of employees by 12.5%. The increase in staff to 906 employees as at December 31, 2016 took place primarily at the international sites.
R&M’s sales increased to CHF 229.4 million in 2016, with over 70% being generated abroad. The EBIT margin stood at 6.6% in 2016. The company’s financial situation is sound, with a risk indicator of 1 being assigned on its D&B Certificate from Dun & Bradstreet.