Sandtoft, a Wienerberger brand, the market leader in clay roof tiles, has maintained its Excellent BES 6001 rating for many of its products. The BRE standard BES 6001 provides a framework for assessing the responsible sourcing of construction products. To meet the Standard, organisations must satisfy a number of requirements relating to organisational management, the supply chain, environmental issues and corporate social responsibility.
The rating will help customers using these products to reach their Code for Sustainable Homes sustainability targets. Last year, Sandtoft was the first UK roof tile manufacturer to achieve an Excellent BES 6001 rating and over the past year, Sandtoft has worked with over 100 customers to help them reach their eco targets.
Sandtofts Heckmondwike factory has continued to achieve consistently high scores across each category, in particular for environmental and social requirements. The plant is carbon neutral, using 100 per cent green electricity and producing almost no landfill waste. In addition, both the BritLock and BritSlate incorporate 80 per cent recycled slate waste, which is sourced from within the UK. This is in stark contrast to the majority of natural quarried slates in the UK used for roofing, which are imported from across the world and have a high carbon footprint.