Responsible sourcing accreditation for CEMEX UK
10 June 2010 - 13:57
CEMEX have announced that all the main product divisions in their UK business have been certified to the Building Research Establishment (BRE) Framework Standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products – BES6001.
The company now claims to have the best portfolio of responsibly sourced products in the industry including the company’s aggregates, ash, cement, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and building products, totalling around 400 sites across the country.
The certification means that all products supplied by CEMEX UK are responsibly sourced with ash, asphalt, building products and cement achieving a ‘very good’ rating under the independently verified standard that addresses the social, economic and environmental impacts across the entire supply chain.
To meet the standard, CEMEX’s products have been assessed in respect of quality, organizational governance, supply chain management and environmental and social impact. The certification also allows for traceability of the product to ensure all areas within the supply chain are operating to high standards.
BRE, which provides research and testing services for all aspects of the built environment, launched the BES6001 standard in 2008, to provide a level playing field for the sustainability of construction products and provide recognition for suppliers embracing genuine sustainability.
CEMEX UK’s sustainability director Andy Spencer said: ‘This is a big step forward for us as a company and helps to achieve our goal of being sustainability led in everything we do. The challenge is now to maintain and improve our scores in this standard.
‘Not only should this give our customers and clients confidence that our production and supply chains are operating ethically and responsibly, it also allows them to score more credits under the materials section of the Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM, which is the most widely used environmental assessment method for buildings.’
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