Product Supplier Footprinting
Does your organisation have corporate social responsibility policies which extend to your supply chain? Do you need to integrate sustainability with cost and technical performance issues in procurement? Do you need assessment standards and tools to evaluate social, economic and environmental impacts in your supply chain and to promote sustainable purchasing? Do you need to meet client requirements on the use of sustainable materials? We offer a range of services to assess and promote sustainability in the supply chain.We can build online Product Assessment tools for construction programmes, allowing clients and designers to specify environmental performance requirements across a range of product types and suppliers.
Our Sustainability Advisors can help design teams to deliver against clients' sustainable materials requirements, reviewing specifications, providing product assessments and maintaining evidence.
Life Cycle Analysis measures a product's environmental performance over its manufacture, use and disposal, showing where environmental impacts are greatest and where to focus to reduce these. LCA of construction products has been used to produce the Green Guide which supports the BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes schemes. LCA services can be combined and tailored to the needs of each client.
The CLIP (Construction Lean Improvement Programme) can be used to benchmark product and process performance and to develop supply chain capabilities.
Responsible sourcing of materials requires a holistic approach to managing a product from the point at which a material is mined or harvested in its raw state through manufacture and processing, through use, re-use and recycling, until its final disposal as waste with no further value. BRE Global has launched a new framework standard for the responsible sourcing of construction products - BRE Global Environmental and Sustainability Standard (BES) 6001: 2008