Infrastructure for energy storage and distribution

Rubis' CSR approach

Our 4 priority challenges

Provide access to energy for as many people as possible is a critical contribution to the development of the various geographies and the populations that live there.

Rubis aims to contribute to meaningful growth, in keeping with its corporate culture and values. To achieve this aim, the Group strives to operate in a responsible manner, taking challenges in its sector and the expectations of stakeholders into account.

Today, this goal revolves around four priorities that structure the Group’s CSR approach:

LIMIT OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

In view of the nature of the Group’s activities, respect for the environment is one of its priorities.

As a responsible company, Rubis takes care to limit its environmental footprint by implementing measures to:

  • reduce its emissions into natural environments (water, ground, air);
  • control its energy consumption so as to contribute to the fight against climate change;
  • optimize the use of resources.

OPERATE IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT

Rubis has placed safety at the heart of its responsible business ambition. Business management systems are structured around this essential principle.

The Group strives on a daily basis to prevent the risk of industrial accidents and to protect the health and safety of workers, residents and consumers through the implementation of rigorous measures.

Key facts :

  • 41 Seveso sites in the European Union and 37 related sites outside the European Union operated by the Group.
  • €123 million invested in maintenance safety/environment in 2019.
  • Reduction in the workplace accident frequency rate thanks to significant efforts: -41.2% since 2015.

ATTRACT, DEVELOP AND RETAIN TALENTS

Rubis relies on the skills and engagement of 3,965 employees in 41 countries. The Group takes care to ensure the diversity of its teams, enriching the skills of its employees in order to maintain their employability over the long term, and ensuring a high level of engagement based on mutual respect and the sharing of value creation.

Key facts :

  • Strong employee engagement, reflected in a low level of absenteeism: an average of 4.8 days per employee in 2019.
  • A proactive policy in support of employee share ownership: 67.16% of eligible employees took part in the capital increase reserved for employees in 2019.

OPERATE RESPONSIBLY AND WITH INTEGRITY

As a responsible player, Rubis strives to comply with the best ethical standards and to grow deep roots and play an active role in the countries where it operates.

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Our businesses represent an opportunity through the socioeconomic development they promote, both through the hiring of local employees and through the Groups’ purpose.

The Group also actively supports local initiatives that contribute to more inclusive economic growth and overall progress.

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CSR governance

Although it has developed an international dimension, Rubis remains a human-sized business. It has a decentralized structure, as well as professional and experienced employees who enjoy broad independence and assume in full the responsibilities their roles entail, including non-financial risk management.

Rubis believes that involving management at all levels of the organization in CSR issues is key to ensuring the sustainability of its activities.

The CSR policy implemented by the subsidiaries is overseen by Rubis’ Management. A portion of the Managing General Partners’ variable compensation is linked to ethical, social and environmental criteria.

Rubis’ Management draws up policy guidelines and monitors both their relevance and their effectiveness.

The CSR policy is then implemented jointly by the Group’s functional departments (legal, compliance, finance, operations, HSE, HR etc.). These departments have local contacts in each area of business.

Lastly, the Rubis Accounts and Risk Monitoring Committee monitors the analysis of the Group’s ethical, social and environmental risks, as well as the corrective measures taken to prevent such risks.