Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
Learning and Development
Providing our customers with product and industry specific information, updated regularly on our website.Through our News Letter, Blog posts and social media network, Robert Lee aim to provide all our customers with the latest product information and news from in and around our industry.
Robert Lee provides for all employees with personal development programs.
When it comes to developing a career, we're with our employees every step of the way and we actively encourage them to move up the career ladder. Training and development begins the moment they walk through the door and invests heavily in product training, skills training, and in recognition of this has achieved certification from the “Investors in People”. Having been awarded the prestigious “Investors In People” status back in March 2007, personal development within Robert Lee is, as important to us, as it is to you. Whether in branch operations or our head office in London, all staff are placed on training program that introduces them to our business, our products and our processes, ensuring the continuity of service levels that our customers have come to expect.
Robert Lee Provides Equal Opportunities
Maintaining and promoting our commitment to the obligations of equal opportunities.
Robert Lee are proud to support Cancer Research
For over 5 years now, Robert Lee has supported Cancer Research UK. Each year raising money through organised customer and staff events, such as the annual golf days, Race For Life and Movember.
Transport and Logistics
Investing in the future: Diesel Engines
We are always on the lookout for ways of being more cost and environmentally efficient. Our latest vehicles conform to the highest standards set by the EU. Boasting the advanced 4-cylinder CDI, the Sprinter sets new standards of economic efficiency and sustainability. All diesel engines comply with the Euro V emissions and feature significantly reduced fuel consumption and exhaust emissions compared with previous engine generations.
Vehicles for the future
We have an ongoing project, improving our fleet, to exceed all the latest EU requirements. These include fitted speed limiters, the 7.5ton vehicles that service London having stop start technology as standard and using the latest tyre technology on all our vehicles. Providing for longer life and giving higher return on vehicle fuel economy.
Robert Lee are continuously reviewing our delivery routes, both internally and with our customers, and by having dedicated delivery days we are able to reduce the amount of deliveries we make, in some cases from daily to once or twice a week.
Warehouse forklifts are electric with zero emissions
All forklifts are powered by electricity generated from the solar panels on the Robert Lee warehouse roof.
Packaging & Recycling
Manufacturer’s packing is reused to dispatch goods out
To reduce waste we actively reuse all boxes supplied by our suppliers.
Pallets returned to suppliers for reuse
All our wooden pallets are returned to our suppliers for reuse or put back into the pallet system
Office paper waste is recycled
We recycle all our waste paper and cardboard weekly. The waste collection service we use, sort the waste on their site to reduce the amount going to land fill.
Robert Lee Distribution London depot powered by the sun
The Robert Lee head office in London has been fitted with over 200 solar panels that not only provide electricity for the warehouse and offices, but also supplies excess energy back into the National Grid.
Where possible warehouse lighting has been improved, using the latest technology so that the lights come on automatically only when using certain areas within the building. And at our main warehouse in London we changed all of our lower ground lighting to the latest more efficient lighting units.
Robert Lee will continue to take an active role within the bathroom, kitchen and plumbing sector, to meet and exceed our corporate and social responsibility objectives. And whilst being aware of the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems legislation, we fully recognize our responsibility to the environment and actively seek to comply with all the appropriate and applicable legislation, to prevent pollution and minimize the extent of environmental damage occurring as a result of our activities. We will continuously review our activities and ensure whenever possible that our suppliers pursue their own environmental position.