The certification demonstrates the division’s commitment to sustainable sourcing and covers the entire portfolio of ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products, including angles, channels, merchant bars, rails, sections, sheet piles, rebar, construction bar and wire.
Developed by the UK-registered research organisation BRE (Building Research Establishment), the standard BES 6001 requires manufacturers for the construction industry to prove that its products are made with responsibly sourced materials.
A process of third-party independent assessment, covering organisational governance, supply chain management and various environmental and social aspects, is used to verify that manufacturers meet the required criteria. Manufacturers must also demonstrate the sustainable operations of their raw material suppliers.
“With this new certification, ArcelorMittal is setting an example for the construction market in terms of sustainably sourced steel. UK construction companies prefer to buy from manufacturers who can demonstrate that their products comply with a recognised responsible sourcing scheme such as BES 6001,” said ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products, Chief Marketing Officer Amit Sengupta.
“From now on, UK contractors, designers and fabricators can choose ArcelorMittal long products with the full assurance that they comply with government insistence on sustainably sourced material.”