Steel Construction Sustainability Charter
Steel Construction Sustainability Charter Members
The objective of the Charter is to further advance steel as a sustainable form of construction in terms of carbon reduction, reuse and efficiency, economic viability, social progress and environmental responsibility.
Charter Member companies are audited against a set criteria. The charter can be awarded at four levels; Certified, Bronze, Silver and Gold. To achieve the charter at any of these levels a minimum number of mandatory points and additional points must be obtained.
Companies with BES6001 will be awarded Gold status of the Charter and will not need to undertake the full charter application process.
Further information regarding the Charter requirements and applications process can be found within the BCSA Members Area.
A published sustainability policy.
A policy to manage: energy, water, waste, and business travel.
A policy to reduce the company carbon footprint in line with the BCSA sector target(s).
The Organisation shall have a valid BS EN ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) certificate issued by a certification body accredited for that standard by a National Accreditation Body (NAB).
A programme of involvement with their local community on social issues and with the steel construction community generally.
A structured programme for personnel training, development and communication.
A published equal opportunities policy.
A published ethical trading policy.
The Organisation shall have a valid BS OHSAS 18001/BS EN ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) certificate issued by a certification body accredited for that standard by a National Accreditation Body (NAB).
Use of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) techniques, measurement and monitoring to assess, understand and improve the environmental impacts of the company’s processes.
A responsible sourcing policy.
The Organisation shall have a valid BS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems (QMS) certificate issued by a certification body accredited for that standard by a National Accreditation Body (NAB).
To procure at least 50% (by weight) of steel sections and plate from steel producers with a published decarbonisation roadmap
A company commitment to contribute to efficient and optimised structural designs, taking into account greenhouse gas emissions and the reusability of the steel structure, and to communicate options to clients.
Demonstration of innovation relating to sustainable steel construction but not covered under the other requirements, since the last Charter audit.
For details about joining the Steel Construction Sustainability Charter
Marketing and Membership Administrator