Welcome to About Rix
At Rix, We Care
As a responsible, independent, family-owned company, built over 140 years, we believe that the long-term future of our business is best served by respecting the interests of all our stakeholders, customers, suppliers, employees and the wider community.
This ethos of fairness is spread across our entire family of companies, such as Fuel distribution, Shipping, Car retailing, manufacturing, property, warehousing and stevedoring.
We continue to develop our corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies to make a positive impact for all of our working environments where possible. And this activity takes various forms: from raising money for a group charity to our bike to work campaign for our employees, to supporting local and national charities.
Whilst we're proud of our rich past, we are firmly focussed on our future, and our CSR policies form a large part of Rix’s future.
We Care About Our Staff
We Care About Our Customers
We Care About Our Environment
We are always working on reducing our carbon emissions and our different departments all play key roles in this.
Tankers and Drivers
All the trucks conform to the AdBlue Euro 6 emissions standards, ensuring they are among the most environmentally friendly on the road.
Our drivers listen to traffic announcements to help reduce any unnecessary driving or excessive use of fuel.
We have several buying groups that purchase their fuel from us. The great thing about these groups is that we can deliver to a number of properties in the same day and only use one tanker, so reducing our fuel needs and emissions.
Office Environment and Employees
We support and encourage our staff to help reduce our businesses carbon footprint wherever possible in the workplace. We have fitted low energy, LED lights with motion detectors that automatically turn off when the room is empty.
We have installed water boilers for staff to make hot drinks, instead of boiling a kettle all day. We have recently joined a Bike 2 Work scheme, to promote healthier journeys to work and to reduce environmental pollution.
We promote energy conservation and reduce energy consumption through controls on water, heating and electrical systems.
We reuse and recycle waste where possible.
Ships and Barges
Rix Shipping, Rix Shipping Scotland and Rix Sea Shuttle’s Environmental Management System is based on the requirements of ISO 14001:2007 and the ISM Code, and we are committed to the protection and conservation of the environment.
We will strive to:
Prevent pollution at all times, and aim for zero spills. • Make efficient use of resources. • Minimise waste and emissions to air and water. • Provide effective monitoring of environmental performance.
Victory Leisure Homes
Leisure home manufacturer and a sister company of JR Rix & sons, Victory, had a Wind Turbine installed at their HQ which has an output of 174,000 KWh/year and will help save 95,000kgs CO2 per year.
Victory also had solar panels installed on their factory roof which create an output of 80,000 KWh/year which has a saving of 44,000 kgsCO2/year.
We Care About Our Community
We are proud of the support we offer to the local communities that surround our depots. From Young Farmers groups to sports teams and charity events, we work closely with the community to help as many great causes as possible.
- Our group charity for 2017 is Macmillan Cancer Support.
- We sponsor of the Rix Pavilion at the Driffield Showground
- We work with and sponsor Bridlington, Wragby, Kenilworth and Alnwick Young Farmer groups
- Sponsorship of local groups and fundraising events
- Supporting local agricultural shows
- Sponsorship of Kenilworth Rugby club