Rabart believes that businesses are responsible for achieving good environmental practice and operating in a sustainable manner.

We are therefore committed to reducing our environmental footprint wherever and whenever possible. We work with our suppliers and customers to ensure that we all prioritise the use of environmentally friendly practices and procedures as this not only makes sound commercial sense, it is also a matter of delivering on our duty of care for future generations.

Our Policy is to:

Wholly support and comply with or exceed the requirements of current environmental legislation and codes of practice.
Only stock and sell products that meet UK and European legislation and only source goods from companies who have the required credentials to supply these markets.
Minimise our waste and recycle as much as possible.
Minimise energy and water usage in our buildings, vehicles and processes in order to conserve supplies, and minimise our consumption of natural resources, especially where they are non-renewable.
Operate and maintain company vehicles with due regard to environmental issues as far as reasonably practical and encourage the use of alternative means of transport and car sharing as appropriate.
Apply the principles of continuous improvement in respect of air, water, noise and light pollution from our premises and reduce any impacts from our operations on the environment and local community.
As far as possible purchase products and services that do the least damage to the environment and encourage others to do the same.
Assess the environmental impact of any new processes or products we intend to introduce in advance.
Ensure that all employees understand our environmental policy and conform to the high standards required.
Address complaints about any breach of our Environmental Policy promptly and to the satisfaction of all concerned.
Update, our Environmental Policy annually in consultation with staff, associates and customers.


As part of our wider waste management and environmental policy, we currently recycle as much waste as we can at each of our branches.

This normally includes:

Paper & Cardboard
Wood (Pallets which are returned to suppliers or passed on for reuse or recycling)
These materials are separated into their various waste streams and are passed on to third parties for recycling accordingly.

General Waste

Like any business, we generate a percentage of waste that is not suitable for recycling and this is collected and disposed of in line with the local area’s waste disposal policy.

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and we are always looking for initiatives, partners and products that can support this.

We recycle our electrical items and consumables generated within the branches where possible, such as fluorescent light bulbs, printer cartridges as well as donating our damaged stock or miss tinted items to charitable organisations for reuse in the community.

Paint Can Recycling

Rabart have recycling arrangements in place that allow trade customers to return a high volume of containers from the site for recycling. We are constantly liaising with our suppliers and our customers to make improvements to this service wherever possible and we will continue to focus on this as a priority.