On this page you will find downloadable copies of our BSI-accredited certificates, together with an explanation of what they represent and their specific benefits to the design and construction team.
“Kawneer is the first aluminium company in the world to achieve certification to the BRE BES 6001 Framework Standard for Responsible Sourcing. The successful audit by BSI and listing on GreenBookLive means that customers of Kawneer can now have even more confidence with the aluminium products sourced from Kawneer. BES 6001 is recognised in the leading sustainability rating schemes for buildings (BREEAM) and Infrastructure (CEEQUAL) which will give designers more reasons to specify Kawneer products”.
– Dr Shamir Ghumra; Director, Centre for Sustainable Products, BRE
What is BES 6001?
BES 6001 is the framework standard for responsible sourcing. It sets out requirements under three main headings:
Supply chain management
Environmental and social issues
To meet the BES 6001 standard, organisations must satisfy certain compulsory elements which then secures the basic Pass level of certification. In addition, there are higher levels of compliance that can result in a higher performance rating being awarded (Good, Very Good and Excellent).
This standard will also provide a route to obtaining credits under the BREEAM family of certification schemes. BREEAM helps measure and reduce the environmental impacts of buildings. This enables the client, through the BREEAM assessor and the BRE Global certification process, to measure, evaluate and reflect the performance of their new building against best practice in an independent and robust manner.
This performance is quantified by a number of individual measures and associated criteria stretching across a range of environmental issues, which is ultimately expressed as a single certified BREEAM rating.
Kawneer’s BES 6001 certification contributes to the awarding of points against the building assessment rating within the category of responsible sourcing of materials. Issues in this section focus on the procurement of materials that are sourced in a responsible way and have a low embodied impact over their life including extraction, processing, and manufacture and recycling.
What is ISO 14001? ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that outlines how to put an effective environmental management system in place. It is designed to help businesses remain commercially successful without overlooking environmental responsibilities. It can also help you to grow while reducing the environmental impact of this growth. An ISO 14001 system provides the framework to allow you to meet increasingly high customer expectations of corporate responsibility as well as legal or regulatory requirements.
What are the benefits of ISO 14001? • Better environmental management reduces waste and energy use.
• Improve efficiency to cut the cost of running your business.
• Demonstrate compliance to expand your business opportunities.
• Meet legal obligations to win greater stakeholder and customer trust.
• Prepare for the changing business landscape confidently.
What are the benefits to specifiers of BES 6001?
Specifiers benefit from using accredited manufacturers by:
Securing additional BREEAM credits for their buildings
What is ISO 9001? An ISO 9001 quality management system will help you to continually monitor and manage quality across all operations. As the world’s most widely recognized quality management standard, it outlines ways to achieve, as well as benchmark, consistent performance and service.
What are the benefits of ISO 9001 Quality Management?
• Allows you to become a more consistent competitor in your marketplace.
• Better quality management helps you meet customer needs.
• More efficient ways of working will save time, money and resources.
• Improved operational performance will cut errors and increase profits.
• Motivate and engage staff with more efficient internal processes.
• Win more high value customers with better customer service.
• Broaden business opportunities by demonstrating compliance.
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