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Responsible Sourcing of Materials Dr Kristian Steele

  1. 1. Responsible Sourcing of Materials Dr Kristian Steele BRE Global
  2. 2. Corporate & Management Structure 2008 BRE Global
  3. 3. Responsible Sourcing of Materials <ul><li>RSM is becoming a mainstream agenda: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Target within joint Government / Industry sustainable construction strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key target for Construction Products Association in 08/09 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BREEAM, Code for Sustainable Homes, EcoHomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ODA, UKGBC, Bovis Lend Lease, Eden Project, etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards formalising (BRE and BSI) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Responsible Sourcing of Materials <ul><li>Supply chain management - addresses aspects such as stakeholder engagement, labour practices and the environmental management of supply chains </li></ul><ul><li>Product stewardship - continued engagement with the use of the product beyond the factory gate and a commitment to improve its lifecycle performance </li></ul>responsible sourcing is an ethos of supply chain management and product stewardship, and encompasses social, economic and environmental dimensions
  5. 5. <ul><li>BSS:6001 Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products DRAFT Standard </li></ul><ul><li>A framework of principles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Corporate, Site, Product </li></ul>Responsible sourcing of Materials ` BSS6001: Issue 1.3 5 March 2008
  6. 6. Responsible Sourcing of Materials <ul><li>Headline management principles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General management requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality management system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental management system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health and safety management system </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Responsible Sourcing of Materials <ul><li>Headline environmental principles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduction of relevant environmental impacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supply chain management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global warming emissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimise raw material usage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biodiversity </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Responsible Sourcing of Materials <ul><li>Headline economic principles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Operate in financially sustainable manner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Negative economic impact mitigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimise waste to landfill </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Responsible Sourcing of Materials <ul><li>Headline social principles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Operational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Legal framework </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>H&S </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Corruption </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Worker rights and equality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exploitation of women </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Child labour </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complaints and prosecutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethnicity and diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribution to the built environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liaison with local communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Welfare </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Scoring Responsible Sourcing of Materials </li></ul>Headline Clause Description Points Management 4.1 General Management Requirements 10 Management 4.1.1 Quality Management System Level 1 (commitment) 5 Level 2 (compliance) 10 Level 3 (compliance +) 15 Management 4.1.2 Environmental Management Systems Level 1 0 Level 2 10 Level 3 15 Level 4 20 Management 4.1.3 Health and Safety Management Systems Level 1 5 Level 2 10 Level 3 20 120 Level 4 20
  11. 11. Establishing RSM framework standard and working relationships
  12. 12. Certification of RSM
  13. 13. No reinventing wheels !
  14. 14. Responsible Sourcing of Materials <ul><li>Not bureaucratic </li></ul><ul><li>Common framework </li></ul><ul><li>Fair and balanced comparison across sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible and market orientated solution </li></ul><ul><li>Context: Sector, legal, environmental, geographical and social etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Industry/government engagement </li></ul>Our goal : to allow industry the recognition for its sustainability endeavours; give a certifiable framework for its measurement, and to produce meaningful messages for stakeholders and specifiers alike.
  15. 15. Responsible Sourcing of Materials <ul><li>BRE public consultation on RSM: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bre.co.uk/responsiblesourcing/page.jsp?id=1293 </li></ul><ul><li>we welcome your comments: </li></ul><ul><li>c lose 2 May 08 </li></ul>
  16. 16. Questions?

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