Code of Business EthicsWe believe that how we conduct our business is just as important as what we achieve. We strive for “Results, but Results the Right Way.” That means making choices that are based on what is ethically sound and not just what is easy or expedient. We believe that corporate responsibility is a commitment to managing our activities in a responsible way from business ethics to health and safety to human rights. Our comprehensive Code of Business Ethics supports Rogers’ commitment to the highest standards of business conduct. Our Code describes how our Cultural Behaviors are to be translated into concrete actions and provides our employees with knowledge and resources to conduct business ethically.

Ethics Hotline

Rogers is committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. We maintain a confidential and anonymous hotline, which we actively promote globally, for employees to report potential ethics violations, policy or compliance concerns. Employees, customers and other parties are encouraged to report any concerns through our international ethics hotline phone numbers or web submission. Reports are taken seriously and thoroughly investigated and we have a strict non-retaliation policy for employees making bona fide reports on complaints, such as conflict of interest or behavioral misconduct. Our senior management and our Board of Directors are regularly updated on all allegations (maintaining strict anonymity) and trends.

We are pleased that our employees trust in the hotline and other methods to report their concerns, as it demonstrates confidence in our processes and allows us to foster a culture of integrity and ethical decision-making.

Supplier Engagement

Rogers chooses suppliers based on quality, service, price and suitability. Our company seeks to establish mutually beneficial, long-term relationships with our suppliers and works with suppliers who embrace standards of ethical behavior that are compatible with our own. In our interactions with suppliers, we seek to conduct our business with honesty and integrity, fostering mutual respect and collaboration in accordance with our Code of Business Ethics. We expect our suppliers to comply with all relevant provisions of our Code, including those related to labor and human rights, health and safety, the environment and fair competition. Additionally, all new suppliers are given our Supplier Onboarding Survey, which includes questions on their sustainability-related policies.

Rogers also supports the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) which went into effect January 1, 2012. This law requires retail sellers and manufacturers doing business in California that have gross worldwide sales of over $100 million to be transparent about their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chain. Our actions in this area include evaluating supply chain risks, auditing suppliers and conducting supplier trainings. Rogers’ suppliers are rigorously evaluated and held to the same high standards as Rogers operations through our Code of Business Ethics.

Customer Engagement

Ethics and Integrity

At Rogers, we have built our reputation for integrity through our steadfast dedication to the highest standards of ethical business and continually seek to reinforce that commitment. We believe that adherence to sound principles of corporate governance is vital to protecting Rogers' reputation, assets, investor confidence and customer loyalty. By responding to customers’ supply chain audits and meeting their ESG requirements, we are further demonstrating our commitment to ethical business practices.

Our corporate governance policies provide the framework for the operation of our company, consistent with requirements of applicable law and the best interests of the company and its stakeholders. For more information on Rogers’ corporate governance efforts, please see the Practicing Good Governance section.

Highlight: Case Study from the Footwear Market

At Rogers, we have taken a conscientious approach to developing materials for the comfort footwear market, with a focus on sustainability throughout all aspects of our production, supply chain, product offering and more. The following are four factors we consider in choosing the right sustainable materials partner to help meet our commitment to high-quality, long-lasting solutions with minimized environmental impact:

  • Manufacturing locale: Is the material produced locally, meaning is it manufactured where the customer needs the product?
  • Endurance: Are the materials designed and manufactured for sustainability/longevity?
  • Compliance: Does the material supplier have the right certifications in their factories?
  • Permanence: Are the designs built for “recrafting”? That is, do the outsoles require replacement?

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