Sustainability Strategy Statement From Our CEO and President Jay Ward
Minnesota Rubber and Plastics Sustainability Report
From humble beginnings in late 1945, our business has been guided by a strong belief in human ingenuity. Our valued customers collaborate with us to use our collective creativity, problem-solving and unique skills to create products that produce outcomes that have positive impacts on people around the world every day. Our unique business focus on elastomer and thermoplastics materials science, in designs that can’t fail, brings essential and innovative products to the market faster.
Improving our Sustainability
As a manufacturer of critical parts and components that serve a wide range of end-markets we positively impact Customers, the people they serve, and the environment. We make parts that help bring medical solutions that improve patient outcomes, that allow vehicles to run more efficiently enabling a cleaner environment, and that help supply clean water to people across the globe. We have a strong record of governance and respect for human rights with no incidents of non-compliance to UNGC or ILO norms, and a strategy to pursue greenhouse gas reductions by establishing science-based targets and implementing efficiency improvements while transitioning to lower emissions energy sources.
MRP supports the principles of the United Nations Global Compact and has communicated our policies and practices to address those universal principles in our Business Ethics and Standards of Conduct Policy, Quality and Environmental Systems Manual, and Supplier and Subcontractor Development Procedure.
Focus on the Future
Our closest Stakeholders, Employees and Customers, have responded positively to our focus and efforts to be good stewards of natural resources we use. Employees recognize that through good product design, improvements in machine efficiency, reduction of scrap, and many day-to-day activities we can reduce emissions and waste. As we enter 2023, we are targeting projects outlined in our sustainability report to further promote our Environmental, Social and Ethical responsibilities. We’re invested in continually pushing the boundaries of materials science. And we value customer collaboration. Our new Innovation Center is founded on these beliefs and provides our customers and our own innovators with the integrated resources to bring amazing new products to life. The innovation center allows us to explore a full range of materials and process science techniques that meet our customers’ design needs while, balancing the long term impact of the material choice on the environment.
Download sustainability reporting, released in December 2022, for Minnesota Rubber and Plastics at the link below. The report covers topics such as:
- Sustainability Principles
- Risk Evaluation and Management
- Values and Policy
- Leadership Process
- Boundaries, Reporting, and Materiality
- Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions
- Reduction of Energy Consumption and GHG emissions
- Material Use, Disposal, and Environmental Compliance
- Supplier Environmental Conformance
- Employee Details and Employee Benefit Overviews
- Safety Statement
- Supply Chain Evaluation