Certifications, memberships and partners
Robinson’s long-standing commitment to sustainability and the most exacting of standards is reflected in our certifications, memberships and partnerships. We are proud to be affiliated with some of the world’s leading bodies.
Our UK and Poland plastic factories are BRCGs (Brand Reputation Compliance Global Standards) certified, in Packaging Materials, to the highest international product safety management system of AA accreditation. This means, our food-grade packaging materials meet the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) requirements and comply to highest food safety standards and legislation in the world.
Sedex is one of the world’s leading ethical trade membership organisations, working with businesses to improve working conditions in global supply chains. Our membership offers us the opportunity to work with other members in more than 180 countries, using it as a platform to exchange data, manage business risk, meet compliance, and drive positive change.
ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for quality management. It is at the heart of our strong customer focus, the motivation of our top management and is the benchmark by which we measure our continual improvement in processes and procedures.
Our partnerships and affiliations
RECOUP (Recycling Of Used Plastics) is a leading, independent UK voice in informing the continued development of plastics recycling and resource management. We partner with RECOUP to help educate the public and businesses on the recycling of plastics to protect the environment. We utilise their technical expertise and network of recyclers to test and trial our packaging materials to demonstrate designing for recyclability. RECOUP also provide market insight and primary data on plastic recycling, helping us understand trends and act accordingly.
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) is the world’s longest-running plastics trade association.
It has represented and promoted the UK plastics industry since 1933 and represents over 80% of the UK plastics industry by turnover.
Through the BPF we work with 450 member companies that span the entire plastics supply chain. The membership work on a range of campaigns and lobbying to support the benefits of plastics and circular economy, legislative guidance and consultation, and up to date industry news and trends.
We have joined forces with the NEXTLOOPP project to deliver a world supply chain model to close the loop on food-grade recycled polypropylene (rPP). Managed by environmental consultants Nextek, the project forms a consortium of expert organisations across the PP and food supply chain, including Robinson, a major user of PP. As a business, we will only meet our sustainability goals if we make transformational changes and create a clear pathway to a circular model, in which we produce food packaging that includes sustainability sourced rPP derived from mechanically recycled food packaging.
IOM3 Starpack Awards
We are proud sponsors of The Starpack Students Competition, run by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), introducing young people to the packaging design process and encouraging them to think about packaging as a career. The competition invites college and university students to submit solutions to challenges set by brand-leading FMCG companies, design agencies and manufacturers. The expectation and key criterion for judging success is for students to really turn conventional thinking on its head and break the rules with off-the-wall creativity.
Operation Clean Sweep
Operation Clean Sweep® is the plastics industry’s international response to reduce plastic pellet loss to the environment. It is led in the UK by the British Plastics Federation. By signing up to the initiative, we have made a commitment to best practice and to implement systems to prevent plastic pellet loss, as well as to protect the aquatic environment.