Environmental Social Governance
Sustainability plays a primary role in developing and strengthening ROQ's mission. Our goals reflect our commitment to the global challenges of the three vertices of sustainability:
- Environmental. To reduce the environmental impacts of our activity and promote sustainable business models.
- Social. Prioritize people, as a responsible and inclusive employer.
- Economic. Uphold the highest standards of ROQ´s Corporate Governance.
Together with our partners, we ensure that the waste produced in our facilities is sent for recovery. By 2020, 94% of all waste was recovered, avoiding its disposal without any use.
Non-hazardous waste represents about 97% of the waste generated by ROQ's activity.
The reduction of the environmental impact of atmospheric emissions has been very significant in recent years. Since 2018 we have been using cleaning products with low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) content, reducing VOC and diffuse emissions by about 80%.
The atmospheric emissions are periodically monitored, ensuring that the legal limits are scrupulously met.
Taking into account that ROQ's main energy sources are electricity, propane gas, and diesel, promoting energy efficiency is of the utmost importance. The Energy Rationalization Plan currently underway foresees an 8.7% reduction in energy consumption by 2024.
To this end, we optimized processes and consumption, replaced equipment, and invested in improving lighting efficiency, reaching most of the goals we set for 2020.
Energy Intensity: 0,033 kgep/€
Specific energy consumption ROQ: 0,445 kgep/h
Specific energy consumption ROQLASER: 155,373 kgep/t
ROQ Carbon Intensity: 2,37 tCO2/tep
ROQLASER Carbon Intensity: 2,24 tCO2/tep
At ROQ we consider that our most valuable asset is the people that work alongside us. In this sense, we work every day so that employees have and contribute to a safe and healthy work environment.
Along with the improvements to be implemented in means and processes, it’s necessary to continuously work on a third factor: people. ROQ's Safe Behavior Project seeks to make each employee aware that individual conduct is the factor that most affects their safety. Always keeping in mind, the motto of safety first, we aim to achieve our medium-term goal of zero major accidents.
Involvement in the community where we operate is extremely important to ROQ, and we seek to actively contribute to social development and to positively impact the region with our presence.
About 95% of ROQ's employees are residents of the municipality of Vila Nova de Famalicão, or neighboring municipalities, contributing to the high employment rate in the region.
ROQ's commitment to Professional Training has always been one of its hallmarks. Our company annually receives about 40 students from Professional Schools, thus contributing to the training and qualification of young people.
The average age of ROQ's employees is 33 years old, reinforcing our commitment not only to training but also to integrating new talents.
The promotion of equal opportunities in the face of diversity plays an extremely important role in ROQ's current culture. This policy had an impact at various levels throughout last year, namely about gender equality, to increase the quota of women in the organization by 10%.
The benefits of diversity in the organization are unquestionable, strengthening our main asset, which is human potential and the spirit of the group, belonging, and inclusion.
ROQ is committed to upholding high standards of governance and ethics, subscribing to key principles of economic sustainability:
At ROQ, we foster a climate of trust among all interested parties, meeting the expectations of its shareholders, customers, employees, and the society in which it operates.
Board of Directors
Gonzalo de Rivera Garcia de Leaniz
Fernando Ortega Izquierdo
David Santos Martinez
João Luís Ramalho de Carvalho Talone
Enrique de Leyva Perez
João Peres Coelho Borges
Manuel da Silva Correia de Sá
Rui Manuel Ribeiro Machado
CEO: Fernando Manuel Leite Pinto
Head of Financial and Administrative: Joaquim Carvalho
Group Head of Finance and Controlling: Pedro Ribeiro
Head of Procurement & Supply Chain: André Oliveira
Head of Production ROQ Screen Printing: Jorge Costa
Head of Production ROQ Digital: Fernando Malheiro
Head of Engineering ROQ Digital: Romeu Ribeiro
Head of Engineering & Sales ROQ Laser: Joaquim Castro
Head of Production ROQ Laser: Tiago Sampaio
Head of Human Resources: Fábia Martins
President: Leonardo Pires Cerejeira
Ernst & Young Audit & Associados - SROC, S.A.
ROQ is committed to fighting corruption, approving its Anti-Corruption Policy at the Board of Directors meeting of January 12, 2021. This Policy intends to prevent corruption and to comply with the legislation in force within all spheres of activity and in all countries in which it operates, according to its spirit and purpose.
We are then committed to adopting a zero-tolerance policy towards acts of fraud, bribery, and influence peddling.
ROQ's Code of Conduct seeks to ensure a healthy work environment, protecting the physical, moral and psychological integrity of its employees, as well as safeguarding the organization's interests.
The Code of Conduct is based on 10 principles, which must be followed by all employees of the organization:
1ST PRINCIPLE OF COMPANY FIRST
2ND PRINCIPLE OF LOYALTY
3RD PRINCIPLE OF COOPERATION AND GOOD FAITH
4TH PRINCIPLE OF A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP
5TH PRINCIPLE OF INTEGRITY
6TH PRINCIPLE OF PROHIBITION OF WORKPLACE HARASSMENT
7TH PRINCIPLE OF COMPETENCE AND RESPONSIBILITY
8TH PRINCIPLE OF CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECRECY
9TH PRINCIPLE OF GOOD USE OF COMPANY ASSETS
10TH PRINCIPLE OF UPHOLDING GOOD CONDUCT AND GOOD PRACTICES
Conducting ROQ's business in accordance with EU and national data protection legislation is a commitment cemented with the creation of the company's Personal Data Processing Policy. This Policy establishes the principles that must be followed in relation to the processing of individuals' personal data, namely the collection, use, retention, transfer, disclosure, and destruction of such data, as well as its free circulation. The compliance of personal data protection requirements with the legislation in force is thus ensured.