Sustainable Procurement

We will become BES 6001 Complaint by 2023

Why is this important?

Responsible sourcing is becoming increasingly important when procuring materials for construction. Standards such as BES 6001 (responsible sourcing of construction products) are increasingly specified on major projects. The BRE developed the BES 6001 Framework Standard for Responsible Sourcing. It is an independent stakeholder-supported, third-party scheme that enables manufacturers to have the responsible sourcing credentials of a wide range of materials assessed and certificated.

Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products provides a holistic approach to managing a product from the point at which component materials are mined or harvested, through manufacture and processing.

Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products is demonstrated through an ethos of supply chain management and product stewardship and encompasses social, economic, and environmental dimensions.

Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products addresses aspects such as stakeholder engagement, labour practices, and the management of supply chains serving materials sectors upstream of the manufacturer.

Achieving BES 6001 is key to us

Achieving BES 6001 certification is a priority for SMET

How will we achieve this?

Framework Standard for Responsible Sourcing

BES 6001 – The Framework Standard for Responsible Sourcing – see the Green Book Live Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products page to access the standard and related information.

The standard sets out requirements under 3 main headings:

  • Organisational management
  • Supply chain management
  • Environmental and social issues

BES 6001 Certification gives manufacturers the opportunity to:

  • Differentiate their products against competitors
  • Demonstrate corporate reputation and leadership
  • Benchmark their manufacturing performance and facilitate continuous improvement through certification

And specifiers and purchasers the benefit of:

  • Securing additional BREEAM credits for their buildings
  • Reducing risk down the supply chain
  • Demonstrating corporate reputation and leadership.

Read how our two main German suppliers are doing in their commitments to the environment and sustainability:

Sustainability is very important to CASEA and we implement it at all levels – from the supply of raw materials and logistics to production and recycling. Our regional focus on quarries in different parts of Germany also contributes to sustainability because it avoids unnecessary climate-damaging transport routes.   Read More: https://www.casea-gips.de/en/profile/sustainability/

 

 

Sustainability: with low-emission products and health-promoting, eco-friendly projects. Sopro Bauchemie honours its responsibility to nature, the environment, and future generations.

Read More: https://www.sopro.com/uk-en/sopro/sustainability/

Cancer Research UK fund raiser

Community

“The local Newry community in which our staff and families live are the bedrock of our society, and the work done by our voluntary, community groups and charities in our local community makes key differences to people’s lives by enhancing emotional health and well-being.  Supporting local charities, clubs and their causes is very important to SMET. 

We have dilligently supported a wide variety of causes over the years to a budget of approx. £1,750 per year”.

Joris Smet, Managing Director SMET

Autism Families Annual Raffle, Woodland Trust Mourne Park Appeal, Newry Olympic Hockey Club Men’s 1sts, and Newry Olympic Hockey Club Ladies 1sts, Newry High School Cookery Club, Rathore Special School Translink Bus Pull, Action Cancer Research Coffee Morning, Santa Run Autism Mums, Mayobridge GAA, Windsor Hill Primary School Coding Club, Glen John Martin GAA Strictly Come Dancing and Glen John Martin GAA New Pitch Development, Damolly Football Club under 9s, and Damolly Football Club under 12s, NI Deaf Karting Club, Down GAA A night at the Dogs, NI Cancer Fund for Children via Bog Run, Newry City FC.