Who we are:
The Robinsons Group of Companies incorporating Northern Energy Oil Ltd, Northern Energy Gas Ltd, White Rose Fuel Services Ltd & associated companies, operates in the UK, supplying homes and businesses with over 80 million litres of domestic heating oil, red diesel, derv and liquid petroleum gas (LPG). This statement covers The Robinsons Group of Companies and any references to ‘we, ‘us’, ‘White Rose’ or ‘The Robinsons Group’ can be taken to mean any of our companies.
The Robinsons Group is based at its Head Office in Hampsthwaite, on the outskirts of Harrogate, has been in business for 91 years and now serves more than 20,000 customers from depots throughout the North of England. The business is fully committed to respecting the dignity and rights of all people and all communities, and is obligated to the fair and humane treatment of people both in business and in its supply chain.
The Robinsons Group is committed to taking whatever steps necessary to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking does not take place at any point within our business or supply chains. We are committed to the principles of the s.54 Modern Slavery Act 2015.
We will not enter into or maintain relationships with persons and/or entities known to be involved in human rights abuses, and have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and child labour. Our anti-slavery policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships, and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking are not taking place anywhere in our business or in our supply chain.
Within our own business:
We are an equal opportunities employer, operating a robust recruitment policy and are committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff. We encourage and expect our employees to raise any concerns using the appropriate channels, and to feel confident in doing so with no fear of reprisals. Any employee who breaches the Company’s Anti-slavery and human trafficking policy will face disciplinary action.
We operate a policy of taking care to do no harm to people, and with principles of respecting one another and acting in a honest, fair and responsible manner with all persons with who we interact and do business with.
Our supply chain:
We undertake due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers and regularly review our existing suppliers, taking steps to identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chain, to confirm that they hold their own suppliers to account as well as having taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their own businesses, inclusive of child labour.
This statement is our second Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement, and is made pursuant to section 54 (1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It constitutes our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking statement for the financial year commencing 1st September 2023.
Approval for this statement:
This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on 1st August 2023
Approving Board member: Stuart Illingworth
Job Title: Managing Director