Ibstock Awarded BES 6001 Across the Board
Demonstrating the company's ongoing dedication to sustainable building, the UK's largest brick manufacturer, Ibstock, has been awarded a rating of ‘very good' across all of its brickworks for the responsible sourcing standard, BES 6001.
In 2010, Ibstock became the first UK brick manufacturer to achieve a level of ‘very good' for the important standard when its Dorket Head factory in Nottingham was assessed.
The BES 6001 standard for responsible sourcing demonstrates that a building material has been produced in a way that has minimised its environmental impact, and is sustainable.
Dr. David Hills, Sustainability Manager at Ibstock, commented: "Ibstock has long been at the forefront when it comes to sustainable development and the environment, and we are extremely proud to have now been awarded the BES 6001 standard across all of our products and factories.
"The fact that we achieved such a high rating across the board, which is particular difficult to achieve, is a true reflection of our performance and dedication as a company - the registration body, CPC, even went as far as to say that Ibstock was one of the best companies they had ever visited!"
For more information on the BES 6001 or Ibstock's commitment to responsible sourcing, visit www.ibstock.com.
Note to Editor:
At the 2010 BDA Brick Awards, Ibstock swept the board, taking home an impressive six awards, twice as many as any other brickmaker. As well as winning the Supreme Award and Best Public Building for the Olympic Substation, the company was shortlisted for 40 projects across 14 categories.
The leading brickmaker was also awarded the highly coveted ‘Brick and Block Supplier of the Year' award at this year's National Buying Group (NBG) Supplier Awards.
As the UK's largest brick manufacturer, Ibstock invests heavily in ensuring a more sustainable future through its manufacturing, its communities and its products - over £55 million since 2003.
Bolstering its commitment to sustainable business, Ibstock has also become the first UK brick manufacturer to be awarded a ‘very good' rating for the responsible sourcing standard, BES 6001, with all of its brick factories now holding this standard.
The company offers an unrivalled choice of almost 500 different competitively priced products in its extensive range, which includes prefabricated brickwork components, rainscreens and a diverse selection of special shaped bricks and pavers.
All Ibstock's products are backed by its unique technical, design, stockist and site support services and comprehensive information - website and literature. Almost 300 years' brick making experience is sustained by Ibstock's national network of 22 factories and distribution centres.
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Nikki Poyser, IAS B2B Marketing, Clarence Mill, Clarence Road, Bollington, Cheshire, SK10 5JZ. Tel: 01625 578 578 Fax: 01625 578 579, email email@example.com.
For further product/technical information, contact:
Ibstock Brick at Leicester Road, Ibstock, Leicestershire, LE67 6HS. Tel: 01530 261999 Fax: 01530 257457.