Marshalls received a ‘very good’ performance rating under the Building Research Establishment sustainability kitemark scheme.
The certificate was issued against version 3.0 of the BES 6001 framework standard for responsible sourcing. The scope of the certificate (RS0008) is for a range of concrete, UK quarried natural stone paving and masonry products (Marshalls Stancliffe Stones).
There are a number of key differences in the revised certificate launched in May 2014, said BRE, that are designed to make the scheme a more robust test of a product’s responsible sourcing characteristics.
Katie Livesey, BRE’s head of responsible sourcing, said: “BRE Global works to ensure products and services protect people, property and the planet. Many companies say they are ‘green', but these claims are not easily substantiated and often the result of common marketing tactics.
“It is great to see companies like Marshalls embedding sustainability into the heart of its business. As the first company in its sector to be awarded BES 6001 against the newly revised Issue 3.0, and with a ‘very good’ rating, Marshalls has set a precedent for other companies to follow.”
Marshalls head of sustainability David Morrell said: “We take this issue extremely seriously and we are constantly seeking ways to further enhance our sustainable credentials. Not only is this a fantastic achievement for us, but it also offers our clients third party assurance that they are working with a responsible partner.”