Robinson – the manufacturer specialising in value-added custom packaging – has announced the launch of its ambitious sustainability pledge.
The pledge outlines a range of commitments underpinned by their strategic priorities focused on putting the customer first, sustainable growth and thriving people.
CEO Dr Helene Roberts says this the blueprint for Robinson’s future-fit business. She says:
“We have a role to contribute to sustainability and regenerative growth, which we view as key drivers with great opportunities for our business and the industry.
Sustainability is about capacity for now and the long-term: meeting social and environmental needs without compromising the ability of future generations to thrive and prosper. In an industry where our products are used every day, we understand that we must make the most of the resources we use while meeting consumer needs in food and product protection. Our aim is circularity: to recover, regenerate and restore all products and materials at the end of their useful life.”
Lubna Edwards, Sustainability and Marketing Director, is managing the rollout of the Sustainability Pledge, based on five pillars and 15 ambitious commitments:
People – helping people thrive and building a happy and healthy culture, with goals to include implementation of a comprehensive people development plan, zero accidents every year, and championing employee health and wellbeing.
Regeneration – extracting the maximum value from resources used in all operations and recovering and restoring materials and resources at the end of their life. Goals include zero waste to landfill, becoming net carbon positive and implementing principles for sustainable buildings.
Intelligence – creating sustainable products and services and partnering with customers to contribute to building a circular economy by applying purposeful design, using recycled materials and designing packaging for recyclability. Goals include virgin plastic reduction, maximum recycled content and all products to be fully recyclable.
Transformation – driving shared commercial value and income streams beyond current business models and collaborating with customers and partners to regenerate local circular economies. Goals focus on sustainable business environments, greener spaces and habitats, and offering reusable products.
Community – delivering real tangible social and environmental benefits to local communities, educating the next generation of change-makers and bringing more sustainable initiatives to the areas in which the business operates. Goals include offering career-enhancing work experience and opportunities, engaging educators and students on the benefits of packaging and recycling and giving back to communities.
“I am delighted to launch our Sustainability Pledge which strengthens our ability to deliver packaging with purpose. It supports the delivery of our company purpose which is to go above and beyond to create a sustainable future for our people and planet. It is an ambitious pledge but one I am confident we will achieve with the support of our people and partners.”
Robinson joins ground-breaking NEXTLOOPP project to close loop on food-grade PP from post-consumer packaging
Robinson – the manufacturer specialising in value-added custom packaging – has joined forces with NEXTLOOPP to deliver for the first time a supply chain model to close the loop on food-grade recycled polypropylene (rPP)
Robinson Supplies the Right Bottle to Lead in Disinfectant
Fabulosa Ltd is a family-run business based in Crewe, Cheshire. It manufactures multi-surface, ready-to-use disinfectants under the ‘My Fabulosa’ brand. It chose to partner with Robinson as it needed a reliable supplier that could provide a custom-moulded PET bottle from tooling that is dedicated to supplying only their filling lines.
Robinson Packaging Designs Bespoke Luxury Rigid Boxes
Robinson Packaging develops and manufactures bespoke luxury rigid boxes. Your product is packaged securely and decorated to your brand’s distinct style. With expertise across many major markets, including confectionery and food, toiletries, cosmetics and multimedia, Robinson creates top quality boxes that catch the eye.
Robinson acquires Danish business Schela Plast
Robinson – the manufacturer specialising in value-added custom packaging – has acquired the Danish company Schela Plast. This major investment is part of the company’s dynamic development strategy allowing Robinson to continue to build on its bespoke, customised model and align with its multi-national customers on the back of three years of successful growth.
Robinson at Webpackaging LIVE Virtual Exhibition 2020
Robinson is excited to be one of just 20 companies participating in Webpackaging LIVE, the world’s first virtual packaging exhibition. The innovative 3D stand will allow visitors to look at a range of products on virtual shelves, including both Robinson's plastic and premium paperboard packaging, and the virtual exhibition stand really lets people see what Robinson has to offer.
500ml HDPE Bottle – Available Now
Robinson UK is delighted to announce that from the start of May we will be adding a 'Boston Round' 500ml HDPE bottle to our standards portfolio. The bottle is suitable for hand sanitiser with a wide range of caps, pumps and dispensers, including our own flip-top closures and simple refill cap.
Helping to feed the Nation during COVID-19
A message from CEO Helene Roberts about how Robinson's collaboration is essential. Robinson-produced soup and sauce pots, bowls, and ready meal containers play a vital role in keeping us all fed during this troubled time. Our UK and Polish plastics businesses are considered as Key Industries within the Food and Drink sector, critical for ensuring that our nations have access to food and people are being fed.
COVID-19 – Our Response
As a global packaging manufacturer, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. At Robinson Packaging Innovation we are working to ensure the best safety for all our employees and work colleagues. Robinson staff are making a collective effort to work remotely and keep providing the best services to our clients and partners.
Herbs & Spice Packaging Gets 30% Food Grade RPET
Herbs and Spice packaging will be enhanced with the introduction of our 100ml PET jar manufactured as standard with 30% Food Grade RPET included. These containers are also ideal for baking ingredients and sprinkles and come with a variety of closures to choose from.
Robinson have developed tooling for a 300ml Tamper Evident container and lid for the new McVitie’s on-the-go range. Manufactured in PP and able to be decorated with In-Mould or Post-Mould labels, this pack is the perfect On The Go solution and Pladis McVitie’s have been the first to take advantage of this for their range of Mini Bites.
Robinson Packaging has developed a range of custom moulded, tamper-evident bowls and lids, for the re-launch of Asda’s Health Range of chilled ready meals. The project to develop the 500ml and 900ml packs had a demanding time constraint with no margin for error, as Asda Health is an existing range that is sold across all Asda stores.
Robinson Packaging have always been quick to adopt new technology, and as part of an on-going development plan, they have invested in the latest state of the art 3D printer technology and new tool room machinery to strengthen their custom project rapid prototyping and pilot tool capabilities at their Kirkby-in-Ashfield site.
- Bianka Cramblit
- Company News
- Created 25 Feb 2021
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