Kingspan Insulation sets Responsible Sourcing benchmark

As part of its forward thinking approach to responsible sourcing, Kingspan Insulation was one of the earliest adopters of the BES 6001: Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products standard. Now the firm has gone even further, becoming the first insulation manufacturer to have its products certified as ‘Excellent’ under BES 6001.

The rigorous standard, developed by BRE Global, provides a detailed framework of the processes which must be addressed to ensure responsible sourcing of construction materials. These include organisational governance, supply chain management and environmental and social elements.

Once the certificate has been awarded, key data is verified annually by the BRE. Following its most recent audit under issue 3.0 of BES 6001, all Kooltherm, KoolDuct and Therma insulation products and cavity closers manufactured at Kingspan Insulation’s facilities in Pembridge and Selby have now been certified to the ‘Excellent’ level.

The certification provides clear, independent assurance that Kingspan Insulation products have been produced with constituent materials which meet the highest levels of responsible sourcing practice. Through their BES 6001 certification, the Kingspan products can also contribute towards the award of credits within the BREEAM assessment.

Adrian Pargeter, Head of Technical and Marketing GB at Kingspan Insulation, said: “We are extremely pleased to see that our products have now been assessed to this enhanced level within the BES 6001 standard. This certification is a clear sign of our long-term commitment to developing and improving sustainable and responsible practices in all aspects of our work.”

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