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Hanson responsibly sourced across whole business

Hanson UK has been certified with the Responsible Sourcing of Materials (RSM) standard across all of its product lines.

Hanson’s cement range and its Regen™ ground granulated blastfurnace slag were the final products to receive BES 6001 (RSM) with a rating of ‘very good’. The company already has certification for asphalt, bricks, Thermalite blocks, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates.

Responsible sourcing is recognised within the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) and BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), counting towards the credits required to assess the code level of a building.

Martin Crow, Hanson UK’s head of sustainability, said: We are delighted that we have achieved the standard for all our product lines. It demonstrates to clients, specifiers, distributors and end-users our continuing commitment to high environmental and sustainability standards."

The BRE Environmental and Sustainability Standard (BES) 6001: 2008 covers the environmental and social issues for organisational management and supply chain management, including all the processes from the origin of raw materials, through all stages of the manufacturing process to point of sale.

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