Swish Building Products has secured the green standard BES6001 across its roofline range, delivering instant point wins to house builders under the Code for Sustainable Homes.
The PVC roofline specialist joined a handful of companies to have secured the new standard in the summer meeting a range of strict criteria ensuring responsible sourcing of construction products.
Including an assessment of organisational governance, supply chain management and social and environmental impact, the new standard was written into the Code for Sustainable Homes in late 2010.
In securing the standard across its PVC fascia, soffit, cladding and window board ranges Swish Building Products is able to offer developers access to a product offer that gives them maximum points under the Code (tier level 1).
This represents to date a unique achievement for a PVC company, matching FSC timber specifications in Mat2 and Mat3 of the Code. The Swish certification can also be viewed on the Green Book Live website www.greenbooklive.com .
Greg Wilde, Swish Building Products, said: “We believe that the standard is confirmation of just how serious Swish is about its responsibilities to its customers and to the wider construction industry.
“In ensuring that we source our materials in a responsible and ethical manner we’re able to support our customers in delivering sustainable new homes efficiently and effectively and with minimal impact on the environment.”
BES6001 ‘pulls’ together a number of other standards to demonstrate a commitment to responsible sourcing of materials. Swish Building Products only secured the new standard after previously securing the quality management standard ISO9001, the environmental management standard ISO14001 and occupational health and safety OHSAS18001.
Swish also had to demonstrate that it had policies and management systems in place to make sure that the raw materials it purchases come from responsibly and sustainably managed sources.