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Heidelberg Materials UK first to reach updated Responsible Sourcing standard

We have become the first building materials company to achieve certification to the updated BES 6001 standard across our business.

The Framework Standard for Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products covers the environmental and social issues for organisational and supply chain management, including all the processes from the origin of raw materials, through all stages of the manufacturing process to point of sale. 

The latest version 4.0:2023 has enhanced emphasis on social aspects, sustainable procurement and supply chain engagement, as well as additional environmental themes including biodiversity and site stewardship.

It allows specifiers to secure additional credits in ‘green’ building certification schemes, including BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method), reduce supply chain risk and demonstrate responsible, sustainable procurement practices.

Sustainability Director Marian Garfield said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the highest ‘excellent’ level of certification by the BRE, which demonstrates our commitment to sustainability and supporting our customers in our shared net zero ambitions.”

Assessment was carried out across cement, Regen GGBS, packed products, concrete, asphalt, aggregates and Midland Quarry Products.