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Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products provides an holistic approach to managing a product from the point at which component materials are mined or harvested, through manufacture and processing.
Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products is demonstrated through an ethos of supply chain management and product stewardship and encompasses social, economic and environmental dimensions.
Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products addresses aspects such as stakeholder engagement, labour practices and the management of supply chains serving materials sectors upstream of the manufacturer.
Framework Standard for Responsible Sourcing
BES 6001 â€“ The Framework Standard for Responsible Sourcing – Please see the Green Book Live Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products page to access the standard and related information.
The standard sets out requirements under 3 main headings:
- Organisational management
- Supply chain management
- Environmental and social issues
To meet this Standard, organisations must satisfy certain compulsory elements. In addition, there are higher levels of compliance that can result in a higher performance rating being awarded. This Standard will also provide a route to obtaining credits under the BREEAM family of certification schemes.
For a copy of the Standard, application forms, fee sheets, scheme document and certificated listings related to Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products please visit the BES 6001 page on theÂ Green Book Live website.
To apply to join the scheme and for further information, email [email protected] or telephone 01923 664100
A range of organisations have been licenced by BRE Global Ltd to provide certification services to BES 6001.
A full list can be found on the BES 6001 organisations page onÂ GreenBookLive.