Steel sector’s guide to sustainable procurement now available
Produced by Steel for Life and the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA), the Steel Construction – Sustainable Procurement supplement has been published and is being widely distributed with the UK’s construction press during the coming weeks.
The supplement is a guide that highlights the initiatives underway in the steel construction sector that support sustainable procurement as well as providing key recommendations for specifying and procuring sustainable structural steelwork.
As the effects of climate change become increasingly evident, sustainability is becoming a key objective and plans to tackle the carbon-related emergency are ongoing across all industries.
Steel Construction – Sustainable Procurement aims to assist and encourage BCSA members and the entire steel construction supply chain on their journey to achieving net zero for their steel construction projects.
The initiatives covered within the guide include the 2050 Roadmap that clearly signposts the way to net zero carbon for steel construction, the new Annex J Sustainability Specification to complement the National Structural Steelwork Specification for Building Construction (NSSS), and BCSA’s updated Sustainability Charter, which has an enhanced focus on carbon reduction.
It also illustrates BCSA’s involvement in industry initiatives such as BES 6001, SteelZero from ResponsibleSteel, and CO2nstructZero, provides examples of what BCSA members are doing to minimise their own carbon footprints and concludes with a clear set of nine recommendations to ensure sustainable procurement.
Steel Construction – Sustainable Procurement can also be downloaded for free at: www.steelconstruction.info