Globally, Rogers Corporation employees participate in annual charitable activities to benefit their local communities. Though these contributions occur throughout the year, we wanted to take a moment to recognize the holiday-based deeds our colleagues contributed to this year.

Arizona

For the twelfth consecutive year, Arizona Rogers Corporation employees “adopted” senior citizens in our community and donated special Christmas gifts for them. The program, coordinated by Home Instead Senior Care, partners with area agencies to reach out to local solitary elders during the holiday season and assembles gift wish lists. Arizona Rogers employees then “adopt” these seniors, purchase items and wrap their gifts for delivery.

Helen Harrold & Karen Crawford

This year, 50 seniors received special Christmas gifts as a result of this program. Two very full vehicles were unloaded into the Home Instead offices, showing the generosity of the program participants. In addition to the main “wish list” presents, extra small items and cash donations were also contributed.

Connecticut

Gifts gathered under the tree

Similarly, Connecticut-based Rogers employees have participated in a program aimed at children with the Tommy Toy Fund. Employees collect and donate toys, books, hats and mittens to children in need aged newborn to 12 years old who might otherwise be without on Christmas morning. The toys are collected from local businesses then distributed to the families a week before Christmas. This past year, the Northeastern Connecticut branch of the Tommy Toy Fund put a smile on the faces of over 1,100 children from over 500 families.

In the spirit of giving back, any Rogers employee who donated a new, unwrapped toy won a chance for Rogers to make a monetary donation to a charity of their choice. This year’s winners selected the following organizations:  Backus Cancer Center, Daily Bread Food Pantry, PAWS and Center of Hope Foundation.

China

Dongran Migrant School workshop participants

Rogers employees in Suzhou, China supported the Dongran Migrant School of students from rural areas for the fourth consecutive year. Together with the Psychological Institute, the Rogers teams brought the gift of a helpful workshop to the 48 teachers at the school. This workshop focused on Psychological Health, informing teachers both the importance of maintaining a work-life balance and how to identify and assist students with mental illness. The teachers were also given gifts of rice, a useful offering that is a symbol of gratitude and demonstrates Rogers’ caring to the community.

Better Together

Thank you to all Rogers employees that contribute to our standard of Corporate Responsibility with your generosity. The above stories are just three examples of how Rogers Corporation’s global employees strive to improve their communities throughout the year. With giving hearts and the spirit of generosity, we are doing our part to make the world better, together.

“When you think about what determines the success of a company, it’s not just about money,” said Tim Gauthier, Global Director of Corporate EHS at Rogers Corp. “For Rogers, success involves listening to customers, investors, employees, channel partners, and regulatory agencies to refine our definition of corporate responsibility.”


At Rogers Corp., corporate responsibility is a commitment to manage our activities in a responsible way: business ethics, health and safety, environmental practices, employee engagement community activities, and human rights.

Recently, customers made it clear they wanted to learn more about Rogers’ corporate responsibility. With this feedback, we assembled a project team and determined that we needed one place on our web site to highlight all the great things we do every day.

This month we launched the Corporate Responsibility hub. It provides an inside look at the conscience of the company and how Rogers operates around the world.

Corporate Responsibility

We organize our responsibilities around seven key pillars:

  • Employee Health and Safety
  • Community Care
  • Environmental
  • Code of Business Ethics
  • Supply Management
  • Energy
  • Quality

The core of our Corporate Responsibility program is Health and Safety. We promote a workplace free of occupational injuries and illness by emphasizing individual responsibility for safety from all employees. This is supported at all levels of management. Since Bruce Hoechner, CEO, joined Rogers, we’ve put a huge effort into health and safety. We’ve significantly reduced injuries and lost time, as the data below shows. We’re especially proud of our employees; they are 100% engaged in the company’s safety programs.

Rogers Corp Injury Case Rate 2016

The Community Care principle demonstrates the fact that we respect and value the diversity reflected in our various backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. Together, we provide each other with an inclusive work environment that fosters respect for our employees and those with whom we do business.

Our Environmental program works to proactively achieve environmental excellence globally.

“Companies who do well in these areas perform better in the market,” said Gauthier. “For Rogers, showcasing our beliefs and our actions that support these beliefs allows us to recruit the best employees, provide the highest quality products, and establish long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with customers and suppliers.”

Our Code of Business Ethics is public information that we invite all to review. We believe that how we conduct our business is just as important as what we achieve.

“Our key stakeholders don’t want to work with a company that’s going to create a bad reputation for them,” stated Gauthier. “They want to know Rogers is a good company, that we take business seriously, and that we treat people well.”

Our Supply Management program is based on our belief that in our interactions with suppliers, employees are to conduct themselves with honesty and integrity.

Reducing our Energy usage and emissions is a critical part of our business.

Through our Quality program, we demonstrate that we are committed to providing products and services that exceed customer expectations.

Rogers will continue to develop the Corporate Responsibility program. Our quality teams are adding processes. Our health and safety teams are evolving programs. And our customers are working with us to advance our products and support procedures.

This is only the beginning of an evolving commitment to demonstrate what we believe in at Rogers Corp.

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