Tarmac secures ethical labour standard
Dr Martyn Kenny, sustainability director, Tarmac
In 2018, Tarmac was recognised by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) for its commitment to ethical sourcing practices.
We’ve been officially certified under BES 6002, the Ethical Labour Sourcing (ELS) standard, which was developed by BRE in response to the 2015 Modern Slavery Act.
The ELS standard aims to verify companies that are applying due diligence around human rights and ethical concerns when sourcing materials, products and services including labour, and which are actively identifying and working towards eradicating the exploitation of vulnerable workers.
Dr Martyn Kenny, sustainability director, said: “Businesses across construction and all other industries must work together to help eradicate labour exploitation and modern slavery to protect the safety and wellbeing of the workforce.”
“We’re fully committed to delivering ethical best practice across our business. Achieving BES 6002 verification under the ELS standard is a testament to our ongoing work in this area and ensures that we are continuing to meet our customers’ expectations for responsibly sourced construction materials.
”BRE’s ethical sourcing standard assesses organisations on 12 areas, including management structure and system, learning and development, bribery and corruption, procurement and supply chain management. /p>