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Steelwork contractor achieves BREEAM accreditation

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Severfield-Rowen has become the first steelwork contractor to achieve BES 6001 for BREEAM accreditation.

Forming part of the Company’s overall ‘Steel Futures’ programme, which is aimed at achieving a safer, more sustainable zero carbon future, the achievement of BES6001 will allow clients, designers and architects to attain additional BREEAM points for using Severfield-Rowen products in their buildings.

“BES 6001 raises Severfield-Rowen’s capabilities and provides a significant market advantage allowing our clients and their projects to achieve BREEAM points in order to get the highest possible rating,” said Dave Larter, Severfield-Rowen Group Director – Business Sustainability.

In obtaining BES 6001, Severfield-Rowen demonstrated that its policies, document systems, processes and procedures were in place to manage the environmental and social aspects relating to the sourcing of materials. The company also showed that it is actively managing its supply chain to reduce its environmental impact.

In addition, the company demonstrated that it has objectives and metrics for environmental issues including greenhouse gas emissions, water management and social issues including employment, skills, engagement and support of local communities.

“Severfield-Rowen is constantly engaged with its stakeholders to promote a more sustainable future,” said Mr Larter.

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