Polyflor has become the only flooring manufacturer to achieve an ‘Excellent’ rating for BES 6001 certification, a standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products as certified by the BRE.
Polyflor’s Whitfield site, which has been manufacturing for over 100 years, was awarded a fantastic score of 51 out of a maximum 52 points by BRE auditors. Furthermore, it remains the only floor covering manufacturer to obtain the BES 6001 standard.
Now in its 3rd issue, the BES 6001 Framework standard for Responsible Sourcing sets out requirements under three main headings: Organisational Management; Supply Chain Management and Environmental and Social Responsibility Management.
The hard work and challenges set out by the BES 6001 framework has driven Polyflor to scrutinise their own supply chain more than ever before with even more commitment to using trusted, local suppliers who are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified.
Steve Mulholland, Manufacturing Director, comments: “It has taken dedication and hard work from the Polyflor team to ensure that the economic, social and environmental impacts of our business are handled in the most ethical way. This standard is far ranging, encompassing many facets and departments of the business. We’re delighted to have reached this milestone in our commitment to sustainable development and we will continue to look for ways to make further progress.”
BES 6001 certification is one of Polyflor’s sustainability and corporate social responsibility credentials, sitting alongside ISO 14001, individual BRE A+ ratings, EN 15804 EPDs, Indoor Air Comfort Gold, FloorScore and Recofloor.
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