19th March 2014
Following an assessment; Albion Stone, leading Portland stone supplier, have received a ‘Very Good’ rating for the BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products standard. The standard, established by the BRE, provides an all-inclusive approach to managing a product’s constituent materials throughout the supply chain and manufacturing process.
As part of the standard, Albion Stone addressed aspects such as management of supply chain, labour practices and stakeholder engagement. This certification has built upon Albion Stone’s existing ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Management accreditations. Albion Stone are currently in the process of securing certification for BS OHSAS 18001 which will contribute towards the future assessments of BES 6001. Albion Stone are aiming to secure an ‘Excellent’ rating in the near future.
David Richardson, Group Director of Sustainable Products at the BRE comments,
‘Responsible sourcing of construction products is an increasingly important issue for specifiers and clients around the world. Albion Stone are not only doing the right thing environmentally and ethically with their certification to the standard but they are also enhancing their competitiveness in the international arena. Well done to Albion Stone!’
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