I am pleased to introduce Rogers Corporation’s first ESG Report. For nearly two centuries, Rogers has enjoyed a reputation for ingenuity and integrity as we help make tomorrow’s innovations possible. Our contributions to a greener planet can be traced back to the mid-1800s. It was then – 30 years after Peter Rogers founded his eponymous paper company in rural Connecticut – that his son Henry invented a process to remove dye from paper enabling it to be recycled, thus revolutionizing the paper industry and solidifying Rogers’ commitment to sustainability.
Today, we are a publicly-traded, global corporation that empowers the world’s leading innovators to achieve greater performance and reliability. Our advanced materials are found in leading-edge technologies that improve lives, protect our environment and fuel our future, such as: electric and hybrid electric vehicles that reduce CO₂ emissions; advanced driver assistance systems that improve automotive safety and enable autonomous vehicles; renewable energy applications that deliver clean energy solutions; and, medical applications that improve equipment reliability and protect the health of our frontline workers.
Rogers’ seven Cultural Behaviors, along with our Code of Business Ethics, guide how we interact with each other and with our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders. For instance, we are committed to being responsible members of the communities where we live and work through robust environmental, health and safety management practices. In addition, Rogers employees are civic-minded, volunteering their time and resources to a wide variety of local causes. And this year, we were proud to formalize our Diversity & Inclusion program. This more intentional approach will help Rogers further develop and nurture diversity in our workforce, which not only helps drive innovation and business results, but also aligns with our ethos of achieving “Results, but Results the Right Way.”
We believe that demonstrating our integrity in relationships with employees, customers and communities translates to business results. During a tumultuous year, Rogers has maintained operations to deliver solid financial returns and mitigate risk for our shareholders.
Although this is Rogers’ inaugural ESG Report, our commitment to corporate social responsibility is deeply rooted. We are proud of our record. In the years to come, we look forward to building upon our ESG activities and reporting our accomplishments to our stakeholders.
President and Chief Executive Officer