Eurobond achieves responsible sourcing standard
12th February, 2014
Eurobond Laminates is proud to announce that it has gained the prestigious accreditation - BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products - for its entire range of stone wool core internal and external, wall and ceiling composite panels.
Independent auditors, BSI, awarded a rating of 'very good' and Eurobond becomes the first UK composite panel manufacturer to achieve this prestigious standard that demonstrates a building material has been produced in a way that has minimised its environmental impact and is sustainable.
Whilst sustainability and 'green' credentials have become more important considerations in recent years, it is not always easy for construction clients and the supply chain to validate the claims companies make about their performance and that of their products.
The BES 6001 standard demonstrates that a building material has been produced in a way that has minimised its environmental impact and is sustainable. It should also ensure that specifying the most sustainable products becomes simpler and more transparent.
Responsible sourcing is becoming more important and this is also reflected in the latest version of BREEAM, which now awards extra credits for products that have been assessed to BES 6001.
Commenting on the award Simon Thomas, Managing Director said;
"Eurobond believes that effective environmental management is an essential part of our ongoing successand this latest award has demonstrated a clear commitment to creating a sustainable, low carbon manufacturing business whilst adding value to customers in terms of products and services. We are a business that delivers on its brand promise of low environmental impact."
The standard also sets expectations on sourcing constituent materials from suppliers who themselves have quality, environmental and health and safety management systems. Eurobond's success has been supported by its supply chain partner TATA Steel that is also certified to BES 6001 for its Colorcoat® steel, It is the first pre-finished steel company to achieve the certification and reinforces an ongoing commitment to sustainability that is shared by Eurobond Laminates.