Forticrete secure concrete achievements over 2014

forticreteForticrete is celebrating the success of 2014 after achieving industry best practice in corporate governance, environmental, safety and social performance.

This year has seen Forticrete receive five-star Building Confidence Accreditation from supply chain accreditation specialist Achilles for the second successive year after demonstrating zero observations, PQQ errors, and A3 minor non-compliances since becoming an officially accredited supplier with Building Confidence in 2011.

Forticrete also recently secured certification for Issue 3 of BES 6001, the latest version of the responsible sourcing standard. The company was awarded the performance rating of “very good” in five out of seven factory assessments and, following a successful evaluation from the British Standards Institution (BSI), achieved BES 6001 accreditation for all of its product groups – roofing, walling, cast stone and architectural masonry – covering all seven of its manufacturing sites.

The company also retained the BS EN ISO 14001 environment management standard for its Environmental Management System, and has once again been awarded the status of ?Chartered Member’ of the Precast Sustainability Charter following a comprehensive audit of the company’s commitment to quality, the environment and health and safety.

John Lambert, general manager at Forticrete, said: “Here at Forticrete, we are delighted to have been recognised so enthusiastically over the course of the year by several of the most prestigious accreditations and standards across the building industry, further cementing the company’s status as an industry leader in the manufacture of environmentally friendly products.

“In combination with our accreditation to ISO 9001, the international standard for quality and our commitment to the health, safety and welfare of our employees, our customers and clients can rest assured that they are purchasing products from a company that remains committed to corporate and social responsibility.”