Forticrete awarded Issue 3 in responsible sourcing standard
Highlighting its commitment to sustainability, Forticrete has secured certification for Issue 3 of BES 6001, the latest version of the responsible sourcing standard. Forticrete has been awarded the performance rating of "very good" in an impressive five out of seven factory assessments.
Following the successful evaluation from the British Standards Institution (BSI), the company received the prestigious BES 6001 accreditation for all of its product groups - roofing, walling, cast stone and architectural masonry, covering all seven of its manufacturing sites.
The BES 6001 standard for responsible sourcing demonstrates that a building material is sustainable and has been produced in a way that has minimised its environmental impact.
Launched in May 2014, Issue 3 of BES 6001 has further strengthened the standard thanks to additional energy, ecotoxocity and business ethics requirements. Issue 3 has also seen several optional requirements become compulsory, making the scheme a more robust test of responsible sourcing. In addition, changes have also been made to the standard's scoring method to provide more flexibility in recognising sustainable activities.
John Lambert, general manager at Forticrete, commented: "Our dedication goes much further than the creation of products which simply enhance the environment aesthetically. Forticrete is acutely aware of its responsibility to manufacture building products that have a sustainable footprint. With that said, I am delighted that we have been awarded certification for Issue 3 of the BES 6001 standard across our entire product range and all our manufacturing sites - an exceptional achievement.
"Here at Forticrete we have a strong, long-standing commitment to the environment and sustainable building. This accreditation will provide our customers with further peace of mind of our long-standing commitment to the environment and sustainable building."