Martin Crow, Hanson UK’s head of sustainability, said: “This certification means that the RSM standard has been awarded to all of Hanson’s aggregates, concrete and building products which encompasses over 300 UK production sites. It also takes us a big step forward towards our goal of obtaining the standard across all our product lines from all production sites.”
The BRE Environmental and Sustainability Standard (BES) 6001: 2008 covers the environmental and social issues for organisational management 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.
For the client, specifier, distributor or end-user, this accreditation provides assurance that products conform to environmental impact specifications. Responsible sourcing is recognised within the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) and BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), counting towards the credits required to assess the code level of a building.