RS Group Plc is a British-based distributor of industrial and electronics products that operates in 32 countries. The company offers around 500,000 products to over one million customers in the engineering industry,  which include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables. The company works through seven different operating brands, including RS Components, RS Pro and DesignSpark.

Global responsibility in engineering

As a leading industry supplier,  RS Group Plc is committed to embedding ‘the triple bottom line’ to the way their business is run. This includes evaluating their own performance against social and environmental measures, alongside financial ones.  The RS Group Plc believe that this approach helps evaluate performance from a broader perspective, creating greater long-term business value and sustainability. Ultimately, by focusing beyond profitability and applying greater consideration to people and the planet, the RS Group Plc is taking a long-term strategic view of global responsibility within engineering.

Purpose of partnership

  • RS Group PLC staff engage in skills based volunteering to support the Engineering for People Design Challenge through their storytelling workshops delivered to student teams
  • RS Group PLC senior leadership consistently volunteer as grand finals judges for the Engineering for People Design Challenge to support the brightest young talent in engineering
  • RS Group PLC proudly sponsor the Engineering for People Design challenge raising their brand visibility to over 10,000 students annually

“Our ESG aspiration at the RS Group Plc is to make amazing happen by inspiring a more sustainable world through education and innovative solutions that improve lives. The themes that run through our plan align perfectly with what Engineers Without Borders stands for and we’re delighted to enter into this partnership with them. We believe that through our support and participation in the Engineering For People Student Design Challenge globally, alongside other key programmes, that we can nurture the next generation of globally responsible engineering leaders together.”

Lindsley Ruth, CEO, RS Group Plc


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