BES 6001 provides a common benchmark for all construction
products to demonstrate their responsible sourcing credentials. The
full listing of products certified to BES 6001 is available at
The concrete industry was the first industry to link its
sustainable construction strategy to
BES 6001 and has produced the publication
'Specifying Sustainable Concrete' to support the implementation
of the standard.
|| % BES 6001 Certified
*To Eco-reinforcement BES 6001 based scheme
Percentage of production certified to BES 6001
responsible sourcing standard
Providing evidence of the responsible sourcing of building
products and materials continues to be crucial with the need to
demonstrate compliance with a recognised responsible sourcing
scheme, certified by a third party. Our indicator reports the
proportion of concrete and constituent materials production that is
currently certified to BES 6001.
During 2015, certification of concrete products to BES 6001 was
maintained at 89% of production tonnage as companies transferred to
the upgraded issue 3.0 (2014 version). Over 90% of this certified
tonnage achieved a performance rating of ‘Very Good’ or
The 2020 target for BES 6001 certification is 95% and the
aspiration of the concrete industry is to achieve 100%. The cement
and GGBS sectors have already achieved 100% certification.
These indicators are part of the Materials section of
the report and 2020 Commitments. An
update on our Materials 2020 Commitments.
For responsibly sourced
case studies see This is