Paul Gibbon, BRE Global Director of Sustainability, presented John Sanford, Wienerberger’s technical director, with their BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing Certificate at their Warnham site.
Gibbon, said "We are delighted to be awarding Wienerberger with their first Responsible Sourcing Certificate. It illustrates their commitment to providing sustainable solutions. All of the bricks currently manufactured at Wienerberger’s Warnham factory in West Sussex have achieved the accreditation. This recognition allows their customers to source with even greater confidence."
Sandford said: "This certification will ensure that we can meet the increasing customer demand for responsibly sourced products. It provides independent approval of our bricks, making it easier for housebuilders, contractors and architects to specify our products.
"Importantly, the Code for Sustainable Homes also recognises BES 6001. As a result, developers using certified products such as our Warnham bricks will be able to achieve additional credits."
"We are continuously improving our production processes to ensure we can lead the industry in this area and hope to achieve the BES 6001 accreditation across our other sites in the near future."
Further information on the scheme, including details of how to apply, can be found at www.greenbooklive.com/BES6001