Tarmac achieves BES 6001 Certification

Published:  24 June, 2010

WOLVERHAMPTON: Tarmac has achieved certification to BES 6001 – Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products with BSI. This achievement covers Tarmac’s UK business, including its Tarmac Building Products subsidiary, and will allow the company to meet evolving customer requirements as well as support the Government and construction industry’s strategy for improving the sustainability of the built environment.

BES 6001 is the first detailed standard for responsible sourcing applicable to all construction products. In 2008, the Concrete Industry Sustainable Construction Forum also developed and published a sector guidance document to help interpret the requirements of the standard as they apply to the industry.

Dr Martyn Kenny, head of sustainability for Tarmac explains: “For Tarmac, good practice is about striving for continual improvement and endeavouring to operate as responsibly as possible, for example improving energy efficiency, reducing waste and lessening transport impacts. We have both legal and moral duties to source responsibly, but it also makes good business sense. Implementing BES 6001 has enhanced our corporate profile and reputation and resulted in positive commercial benefits."

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