The credit intent is to reward project teams for selecting products verified to have been extracted or sourced in a responsible manner.

In the UK we have standard BES 6001 to enable construction product manufacturers to ensure and then prove that their products have been made with constituent materials that have been responsibly sourced. The standard describes a framework for the organisational governance, supply chain management and environmental and social aspects that must be addressed in order to ensure the responsible sourcing of construction products.

Products are third party assessed and certified against the requirements of BES 6001 and is used for construction products such as cement and steel to concrete pipes and blocks, windows, flooring, roof tiles, plastics, wood products.

Does anyone know if BES 6001 is an USGBC approved program under Option 2 - leadership extraction practices?

Many thanks in advance!