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
The demand for evidence of the responsible sourcing of building
products and materials is ever increasing together with the need to
demonstrate compliance through a recognised responsible sourcing
scheme, certified by a third party. Our indicator reports the
proportion of concrete production that is certified to BES
During 2013, certification of concrete products to BES 6001
increased by 2% from 2012 to 91% of the concrete tonnage produced.
Of this certified product 85% achieved a performance rating of
‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’.
The 2020 target is 95% and some sectors have already exceeded
this in 2013, with 100% of UK cement certified to BES 6001.
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 Concrete