ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Europe has gained responsible sourcing certification for its construction tubes and line pipe.
The company’s Tubular Products Europe division, and two of its production units in Krakow, Poland and Karvina, Czech Republic, have been certified under the Environmental & Sustainability Standard BES 6001, a responsible sourcing certification specifically for construction tubes and line pipe. The certification covers hot-finished structural hollow sections and pressure-tested pipes.
Developed by the UK-registered research organisation BRE (Building Research Establishment), the standard BES 6001 requires manufacturers supplying the construction industry to prove that their 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 their raw material suppliers have sustainable operations.
“With this new certification, ArcelorMittal is setting an example for the construction market in terms of sustainably sourced steel tubes. Today, 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 Adrian Alecu, Chief Marketing Officer of ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Europe – Industrial Business Unit. “We are convinced that this trend will extend to other markets so from now on, contractors, designers and fabricators all over Europe can choose ArcelorMittal welded steel tubes with the full assurance that they comply with users’ insistence on sustainably sourced material.”
The business unit’s quality, environment, health and safety and upstream supply chain management systems, in combination with the group’s corporate sustainability reports, were audited by Intertek during the eight-month assessment process, a challenging and complex task that required the involvement of many parts of the organisation.
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