BAUER Technologies Ltd, the UK subsidiary of BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH, Schrobenhausen/Germany, is now a leader in the field of sustainable resourcing and has been accredited with the sustainability certificate BES 6001.
BES 6001 is a certification method developed by Building Research Establishment (BRE) England. This “Framework Standard for Responsible Sourcing” outlines a framework for company leadership, supply chain management, as well as ecological and social aspects. These factors must be addressed to ensure sustainable procurement for construction products. In October 2020, BAUER Technologies Ltd began the application process for the BRE BES 6001 standard for the sustainable construction of pile foundations – and their efforts have now paid off: BAUER Technologies obtained the certificate in November 2021.
Bauer Technologies specializes in the design and execution of complex foundation projects in Great Britain and Ireland. The company has been procuring materials responsibly for many years. Nevertheless, demonstrating the company’s commitment to sustainability has been difficult and time-consuming until now, both for Bauer Technologies and for clients who require an easier option for evaluating this type of certificate. Obtaining the BES 6001 certification for responsible procurement now provides security for the clients of Bauer Technologies. Certification by a third party clearly shows the company’s commitment to managing the long-term environmental footprint of the sector.
Commenting on the accreditation, Michael Jones (Figure 1), Managing Director of BAUER Technologies Ltd, said: “We are proud to obtain this certification. The fact that we are the only specialist foundation engineering company in the UK with this certification fills us with pride. Sustainability in our supply chain, our processes, our construction and business activities, as well as all areas of the construction sector is absolutely essential for us. Last but not least, this certification is also of major importance for our clients.”
By checking for the BES 6001 certification of Bauer Technologies in the Green Book Live Service provided by BRE Global, clients can quickly and easily review the company’s sustainability certificates and obtain additional BREEAM points for their projects thanks to this certification. BREEAM stands for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method and is the oldest and most widely used certification system for sustainable construction.