Ibstock, the UK’s largest brickmaker, has become the first brick producer to achieve an ‘Excellent’ Performance rating under the industry-wide Construction Products Certification (CPC) scheme.
The scheme recognises responsible sourcing of construction products and, in its latest assessment of Ibstock’s approach and methodology, stated that the clay bricks, Special Shapes and masonry assemblies produced and supplied by the company conform to the BES 6001: Issue 3 Framework Standard for Responsible Sourcing.
Due to a focus on specific areas of operation, additional credits were gained under the scheme leading to the Excellent Performance rating, which is the first time this level has been secured by a UK brick manufacturer under the well regarded CPC scheme.
Andrew Halstead-Smith, Group Marketing Manager, Ibstock, comments: “to be the first UK brick manufacturer to achieve the ‘Excellent’ performance rating under the CPC scheme, marks a significant achievement. As industry leaders, we take our environmental and sustainability responsibilities extremely seriously, and it is gratifying that the hard work put in across all areas of our operations has been recognised in this way. This offers our customers the assurance that the products and solutions they buy from us have been manufactured to the very highest standards and the upmost care taken when it comes to the environmental impact of our production.”
At a time when the construction industry is setting out its sustainability vision to meet the Government’s Construction 2025 target to reduce emissions and empower sustainable construction solutions, Ibstock’s latest accreditation bolsters the company’s position as the industry-leading brickmaker.
Assessment through the standard for responsible sourcing is made across a number of operational areas including, sourcing policies, quality and supplier management systems, gas emission performance, energy management, waste prevention and transportation impact.
BES 6001: Issue 3 Framework Standard for Responsible Sourcing is the latest industry accreditation to be awarded to Ibstock and follows its ISO 9001 , 14001 and 50001 Certification & UKAS Accreditations received previously.