The British Standards Institution (BSI) has recommended recertification of the business against the BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing standard following 3 days of detailed auditing across our sites in July. It’s a significant achievement and demonstrates to our customers that we’re committed to sustainable practices.
Simon Walker, Senior Environment Specialist, said: “This standard is much more than a piece of paper – it’s integral to all our futures. The recertification is independent verification that we have effective systems in place to ensure responsible sourcing and is an important achievement for our business.”
The BES 6001 certificate covers all our steel products manufactured in Scunthorpe, Teesside and Skinningrove. The audit was both demanding and comprehensive, investigating a wide range of areas including material traceability and environmental management systems in our supply chain as well as our greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, waste prevention and waste management.
Simon said: “Sustainable practices remain hugely important to us, our customers and stakeholders. They enable us to improve our social and environmental performance, meet regulatory requirements and meet our customers’ expectations.”
The recertification also exhibits our ongoing commitment to the UK Steel Charter in respect of responsible sourcing of materials. Simon said: “Allowing customers to demonstrate they’re sourcing products from a responsible supplier and being able to benchmark our performance is particularly important, so it’s excellent news that we’ve maintained our score as a ‘good’ rating in this year’s audit.”
Chris Vaughan, Director for Safety, Health, Environment and Quality, added: “Retaining this standard takes a lot of hard work from many people within British Steel and requires strong coordination. Thank you to all those who have contributed to maintaining this important certification for the business.”