Hard landscaping manufacturer Marshalls plc has been re-certified to the Carbon Trust Standard and received certification to BRE Responsible Sourcing scheme for its concrete manufactured products.
The Carbon Trust Standard is a national benchmark for the effective monitoring, management and reduction of an organisation’s energy use and Marshalls was re-certified by improving its carbon footprint by over 15.
The BRE Responsible Sourcing standard is an environmental sustainability accreditation awarded to businesses that demonstrate responsible sourcing through the management of their own systems and that of their upstream supply chain.
Marshalls received a ‘Very Good’ rating from BRE, and is now working closely with them to identify how evidence can be provided for responsible sourcing of its non-concrete products such as street furniture and imported natural stone.
David Morrell, Marshalls group head of sustainability said: “We are finding more and more that the sustainable credentials of our products are a key deciding factor for our customers. It’s particularly important to us to gain independent verification of our low carbon and responsible sourcing claims because this really is at the core of Marshalls’ business – from becoming the first in the industry to carbon label all domestic products, to the installation of energy-saving technology systems at our manufacturing sites.”