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BES 6001 – The Framework Standard for Responsible Sourcing


Guidance on policy / legislation implementation, Standard

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Building Research Establishment


Building Research Establishment (BRE) Global has developed a Framework Standard for Responsible Sourcing (BES 6001), along with an associated independent third-party certification scheme. The standard and certification scheme will help organizations manage and reduce the impacts throughout the supply chain. The scheme provides manufacturers with a means by which their products can be independently assessed and certified as being responsibly sourced. The scheme is recognized by the BREEAM family of certification schemes and the Code for Sustainable Homes, where credits can be awarded for construction products independently certified through BES 6001. The Responsible Sourcing League Tables show all current BES 6001 certificates, by construction product category, and the rating achieved by each company.