BRE manages the Action Programme for Responsible Sourcing network – APRES – from 2016.
Now in its 5th year, APRES was created by Loughborough University with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and extensive support from a number of industry partners.
The aim of APRES is to develop an action programme to deliver responsible sourcing in the UK construction industry. The APRES network, of over 100 businesses, acts as a ‘centre’ for knowledge-sharing and dissemination of RS practices, forging new research ideas and relationships and providing guidance directly to the industry.
Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Construction and founder of APRES, Jacqui Glass, said ‘We are very pleased that BRE is taking APRES to the next level. They will build on the great legacy we have achieved to date. We now have a strong and growing community, and the issue of responsible sourcing continues to increase in importance. I envisage a prosperous and influential future for APRES, with support from such an important global body like BRE.’
BRE Group Business DevelopmentDirector, Dr Miles Watkins, said ‘APRES has made a significant contribution to the responsible sourcing agenda in the past five years however our industry still has a long way to go to meet best practice. Our mission is to increase the membership, extend the influence, and reach and ultimately make ethical and sustainable construction a prerequisite for business success.’
For more information on APRES, or to join as a member, email [email protected]