IKO PLC’s bituminous and liquid membranes division at Appley Bridge recently achieved the BES 6001 Standard for responsible sourcing of construction products. This latest accreditation means all three of its divisions – IKO’s Polymeric Single-Ply and Structural Waterproofing plant at Clay Cross, and the Grangemill site for Hot Melt and Mastic Asphalt – now comply to BES 6001. Also this year Appley Bridge achieved the ISO 14001 environmental management standard.
ISO 14001 and BES 6001 are increasingly specified on major projects, as more companies seek assurances on the environmental impact and responsible sourcing of construction materials. Testing is rigorous and must pass third party assessment against the requirements of the standard.
IKO PLC’s Group Managing Director, Andy Williamson comments: “Getting ISO 14001 and BES 6001 has been a high priority for IKO. As our company tagline spells out, IKO is ‘Setting the Standard’. We aim for this in everything we do, from product innovation, service and support, to achieving relevant accreditations that confirm our commitment to quality and the environment.”