Spectus Window Systems has secured BES: 6001, the BRE Global standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Materials. In meeting the stringent requirements of BES 6001 Spectus has shown a commitment to the sustainable future of building and construction; it also enables Spectus customers to be competitive in markets where stakeholders require responsible sourcing from their suppliers.
In order to achieve the standard Spectus had to demonstrate that it had policies and management systems in place to ensure that the raw materials it purchases come from responsibly and sustainably managed sources. This included an assessment of organisational governance, supply chain management and the associated social and environmental aspects.
Martin Althorpe, technical director at Spectus Window Systems said: “We believe that the standard is confirmation of just how serious Spectus is about its responsibilities to its customers and to the wider construction industry. In ensuring that we source our materials in a responsible and ethical manner we’re able to support our customers in delivering sustainable results efficiently and effectively, and with minimal impact on the environment.
“Although the economic crisis of the last few years has slowed the national building programme down, the government has ensured that improving compliance levels remains a key objective. As we continue to emerge from the downturn it is crucial that we remain vigilant in maintaining and improving our quality and standards, as both a manufacturer and a supplier”