POLYFOAM XPS – the lightweight, strong and moisture-resistant closed-cell insulation foam manufactured by Ravatherm UK – has been awarded a BES 6001: Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products certification.
Achieving a rating of ‘Good’ for its extruded polystyrene insulation products manufactured at its Hartlepool headquarters, Teesside, the certification provides reassurance that the materials used to produce its products meet the highest levels of responsible sourcing practice.
The BES 6001 certification can also contribute towards the award of credits within the BREEAM assessment for specifiers, and demonstrates to customers its excellent manufacturing performance as well as facilitating continuous improvement within the company.
Ravatherm UK say this new certification reinforces its commitment to quality manufacturing as its POLYFOAM XPS has already achieved a certified BRE Green Guide Rating of ‘A’, as well as BRE approving and issuing Environmental Product Declarations (EPD’s) for the entire Ravatherm UK product range.
These standards enable construction companies and specifiers to gain independent verification of a product’s environmental credentials, and provide peace of mind that the products offer a proven sustainable solution.
Ravatherm UK announced the acquisition of the UK POLYFOAM XPS business of Knauf Insulation in January 2017, which offers a range of extruded polystyrene products for the construction markets.
Managing director of Ravatherm UK Stuart Bell said: “Achieving the BES 6001 certificate is absolutely fantastic, and further cements our responsible manufacturing credentials.
“We’re delighted to be able to reassure existing and new customers of our responsible sourcing practices with this certification, which has come at a really exciting time for Ravatherm UK following the acquisition earlier this year. We’ve joined a company that has established success in the XPS business, and our offering to the market place is going from strength to strength.”
Ravatherm UK, which sits within the Ravago Building & Construction Solutions (RBCS) division, is one of the historic cornerstones of the Ravago Group and has grown from a local Belgian activity in the 60s to a pan-European division dedicated to developing and distributing specialised building and construction solutions across European, Turkish and CIS markets.