Our Strategy 2020 Commitments

 

  • Target continuous improvement of sustainable production performance and report annually


To target continuous improvement requires effective management systems, a consistent methodology for measurement and open and transparent reporting
of progress.


The concrete industry reports on Environmental management through ISO 14001, Quality Management through ISO 9001 and demonstration of responsible sourcing through BRE BES6001 which provide an effective framework for managing production and materials procurement sustainably. These independent third party certifications provide confidence that these systems are put into practice effectively with regular review and that performance data generated is credible and reliable.


The concrete industry sustainable construction strategy and the supporting performance indicators provide a framework for a common, transparent approach for the industry to target appropriate improvements and report progress openly, with regular input from a wide range of stakeholders.
This, the ninth consecutive annual report, provides details of the industry’s progress towards its performance improvement targets for 2020.

  • Provide Life Cycle Assessment data compliant with codes and standards

Designers and specifiers need credible data to be able to quantitatively assess sustainable construction. Environmental  Product Declarations (EPD) based on Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)  provide a reliable method in compliance with European and  International standards.


Generic EPD for concrete and concrete products are available from British Precast and BRMCA. The verified methodology used for these was developed into a tool kit that provides concrete producers with a means to improve their values and ultimately allow individual product EPD.


Two key publications from The Concrete Centre provide valuable guidance for sustainable construction in concrete. Specifying Sustainable Concrete and
Concrete and BREEAM are available free for download at:
www.concretecentre.com/publications