Sustainability charter grows
Two more BCSA members, Conder Structures and International Paint, have been successfully audited under the Steel Construction Sustainability Charter. This brings the total number of companies to have been audited successfully to eleven, with International Paint the first non steelwork contractor to join the Charter.
As part of the audit companies are awarded points, and must score more than six points from a maximum of 12. They then gain Charter Status in three levels, Gold, Silver and Member.
The full current list comprises:
- Barrett Steel Buildings, Gold
- Billington Structures, Gold
- International Paint, Gold
- Cairnhill Structures, Silver
- Conder Structures, Silver
- Elland Steel Structures, Silver
- Fairfield-Mabey, Silver
- Rowecord Engineering, Silver
- ACL Structures, Member
- Fisher Engineering, Member
- Graham Wood Structural, Member
The objective of the Charter is to develop steel as a sustainable form of construction in terms of economic viability, social progress and environmental responsibility.
To fulfill this, members are required to make a formal declaration which includes: operating in an efficient and financially sustainable way; optimising the impact of manufacturing and construction activities; fostering health and safety of employees; and building on their knowledge of sustainability by helping steel and construction companies in the supply chain to implement sustainable policies.