Supply Chain Partnerships

Working in partnership with key construction industry bodies to deliver excellence

At Robertson, we recognise that our supply chain is essential to our business success.  

We are actively engaged in developing long-term sustainable relationships with our supply chain. Our vision is to develop the capability of our supply chain, which in turn will drive the transformation of the Robertson Group.  

To support us further, and to ensure we achieve our objective of delivering supply chain excellence, we have aligned ourselves with key construction industry bodies, which will become adopted as the minimal acceptable standard for any of our Preferred Supply Chain members going forward. 

Partnerships with industry bodies

Supply Chain Sustainability School 

We are partners and gold level members of the Supply Chain Sustainability School.  All supply chain members can register for free and undertake sustainability self-assessments and create action plans, use benchmarking tools and have access to thousands of online resources. 

Partner requirement: Active Member 

Robertson Group - Supply Chain Sustainability School

 

The Considerate Constructors Scheme 

The Considerate Constructors Scheme is an independently managed, not-for-profit organisation that works side-by-side with the construction industry and the public to raise standards and build trust in construction. Robertson is a partner of the CCS and adheres to a strict Code of Conduct which supports the image of construction including appearance, community, safety, workforce, and environment. 

Partner requirement: Active Member 

The Considerate Constructors Scheme

 

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) 

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole national accreditation body recognised by the British government to assess the competence of organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection, and calibration services. It evaluates these conformity assessment bodies and then accredits them where they are found to meet relevant internationally specified standards. 

Partner requirement: Accredited 

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)

 

Safety Schemes In Procurement (SSIP)

SSIP’s mission is to reduce occupational health and safety assessment duplication. 

There are currently more than 81,975 suppliers registered with an SSIP Member Scheme and this information is readily accessible via the SSIP Portal. The SSIP Portal is free to access and provides an easy way of finding out if a supplier holds valid certification with an SSIP member scheme and confirms compliance with the SSIP Core Criteria. 

Partner requirement: Accredited 

Safety Schemes In Procurement (SSIP)

 

Investors in Young People – Good Practice Award 

Robertson partner with IiYP, a social enterprise that recognises the important work that businesses carry out in assisting young people in gaining employability skills and helping them transition from education into the world of work.   

Being recognised as an Investment in Young People company shows your commitment in supporting the development of a young person's employability skills and their understanding of work and support for their future careers and employment. 

The Investment in Young People mark can only be used by companies that have been successful in meeting the required standard. 

Partner requirement: Accredited 

Investors in Young People

 

Living Wage Employer 

At Robertson, we are committed as a responsible employer to paying the real Living Wage. As well as being the right thing to do, there is a growing body of evidence demonstrating the business benefits of becoming a Living Wage Employer. 

Partner requirement: Accredited 

Living Wage Employer

 

Constructionline 

Constructionline endeavours to help their members simplify procurement tasks, reduce risk, keep pace with legislation, and achieve much more. 

They have been working with construction buyers and suppliers for 20 years, opening up opportunities for members to access a wide range of procurement contracts and projects, and for buyers to access a validated pool of high quality suppliers. 

Partner requirement: Accredited 

 Constructionline

 

Social Enterprise UK – Social Enterprise Scotland – Buy Social 

Robertson works very closely with Social Enterprise UK who, in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, delivers the ‘Buy Social Corporate Challenge’. The Buy Corporate Social Challenge encourages procurement spend with social enterprises, and businesses with a social or environmental mission.

As one of the 27 high-profile signatories that support the Buy Social Corporate Challenge, Robertson has contributed over £3.5m spend through 30 social enterprise suppliers since April 2017. In 2021, Robertson went one step further in committing, alongside four other partners, to spend £1m with social enterprise suppliers in Scotland by 2022, after being announced as a partner of the Social Enterprise Scotland Buy Social Corporate Challenge. 

Robertson is committed to being socially, economically and environmentally responsible. Our activity with Social Enterprise across the UK through the Buy Social Challenge further builds upon the progress we have made to date and demonstrates our commitment to tackling major social and environmental challenges facing the communities we work in. 

Partner requirement: Accredited 

Social Enterprise UK

 

The Prince’s Responsible Business Network 

Business in the Community is the UK’s largest and most influential responsible business network dedicated to building a fairer and greener world together, supported by His Majesty The King. They inspire, engage and challenge purposeful leaders to take practical action to mobilise their collective strength as a force for good in society. 

Partner requirement: Accredited 

The Prince’s Responsible Business Network 

 

Zero Waste Scotland 

Zero Waste Scotland provides leadership and practical support to encourage the growth of the circular economy in Scotland. They offer a range of funding for businesses, community groups and others, who are working together to tackle the climate emergency. 

Partner requirement: Accredited 

Zero Waste Scotland

 

One Carbon World

One Carbon World is a carbon neutral not-for-profit organisation and a global resource partner of the Climate Neutral Now initiative. They offer advice and support on measuring and reducing greenhouse gas emissions around the world. 

Partner requirement: Accredited

One Carbon World

 

Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority 

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority works in partnership to protect vulnerable and exploited workers. 

Partner requirement: Accredited

Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority 

Join our supply chain

If your company can meet our standards and have a desire to support Robertson on delivering our long-term goals, then please complete the application which will be reviewed by our Supply Chain Team.  

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Join our supply chain

Our supply chain documentation

Visit our documents page to find important policies and procedures related to supply chain and procurement.   

Read our documents and policies