Tarmac leads responsible sourcing excellence

Tarmac leads responsible sourcing excellence
Published: 19 August 2015

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Tarmac has announced that its Cement and Lime business has been awarded an ‘Excellent’ rating under BES 6001.
Tarmac’s UK business has held a BES 6001 rating of ‘Very Good’ across its entire product range since 2011. But the latest certification makes it the first company within the cement and lime sectors to be awarded the ‘Excellent’ rating.
The independent BRE standard assesses the systems that a company has in place to ensure that materials are sourced and managed responsibly against a nationals set of criteria.
Commenting on the rating, Dr Martyn Kenny, Sustainability Director at Tarmac, said: “We are delighted to have received this rating as recognition of  our commitment to upholding exacting standards for responsible sourcing. We know this is a key issue for our customers, and also for Government. People need to trust who they’re doing business with, and know that they’re not being exposed to reputational risk via the materials they’re using.
“Responsible sourcing is a key part of our Sustainability Strategy, and we’ve targeted ourselves with gaining an ‘Excellent’ rating across our whole business.”
Dr Kenny continues: “Each of our Cement and Lime sites has been certified to BES 6001, so customers get the consistency and assurance of knowing the precise input our products can make to their overall rating on schemes like BREEAM, irrespective of which Tarmac site they work with. With an ‘Excellent’ rating, we can make a real difference to the sustainability credentials of projects.”