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Environmental & Ethical Policy


Environmental & Ethical Policy

Robinson Healthcare is fully committed to meeting customers’ needs. This commitment also includes much wider responsibilities and embraces the need for high ethical and environmental standards that affect customers and staff, whilst contributing to a sustainable future for everyone.

Environmental Standards

Today more than ever, a company’s environmental performance is a crucial issue as it affects staff, the local community and the international desire for a cleaner, greener future. In response, Robinson Healthcare invests heavily in environmentally friendly manufacturing procedures and has certification to BS EN ISO 14001:2004, the internationally recognised standard that defines the establishment, implementation and operation of an Environmental Management System (EMS).

The EMS is a framework that allows Robinson Healthcare to consistently control its impact on the environment, reduce the risk of releasing pollutants, ensure compliance with environmental legislation and continually improve its business operations. Robinson Healthcare has made significant investment in a number of areas:

  • Efficient use of natural resources achieved by the installation of a new high temperature steam generation
    plant and air compressors
  • Reduced impact on the local community through noise reduction initiatives
  • Strict recycling policy, sending virtually zero waste to landfill
  • Transfer of packaging materials to options that are wholly recyclable or recycled

The company is fully committed to continual improvement in all areas, as required by ongoing certification to BS EN ISO14001:2004.

Ethical Policy

Robinson Healthcare operates to high ethical standards. To demonstrate this, the company is independently audited in compliance with the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code. This is a nine point, internationally recognised code of labour practice. The audit also encompasses raw material suppliers, requiring compliance with the code in the context of local employment legislation. Robinson Healthcare personnel visit raw material suppliers at defined intervals to carry out audits and ensure continued compliance with the code, and our own additional requirements. The scores of our supply chain are reviewed annually and are presented below for your information.

Aims & Objectives

  • We aim to continue auditing our Tier 2 supplier chain partners as part of our continuous improvement and ethical trading policy
  • We aim to maintain our LSAS level 4 grade attained at our last independent audit. Robinson Healthcare is now the only single use instruments supplier to attain this level
  • We aim to increase the ethical compliance of our supply chain through continuous improvement,
    third party auditing and unannounced visits

ETI Base Code

  • Employment is freely chosen
  • Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected
  • Working conditions are safe and hygienic
  • Child labour shall not be used
  • Living wages are paid
  • Working hours are not excessive
  • No discrimination is practiced
  • Regular employment is provided
  • No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed

We are very proud of our supply chain ethics and environmental standards, however there is always room for improvement. If you have any ideas on how we can progress our ethics further please get in touch via our contact page.

>> Click to download our Labour Standards Assurance Systems (LSAS) Training Presentation

>> Click to download our Supplier Ethical Scores (2020)

>> Click to download our Child Labour Remediation Policy (2020)

>> Click to download our Ethical Trading Policy

>> Click to download our Modern Slavery Act Policy

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