Environmental Responsibility Firmly on the Agenda at Forticrete

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Environmental Responsibility Firmly on the Agenda at Forticrete

Testament to Forticrete’s on-going commitment to continuous improvement, the company’s Environmental Management System has been has been transitioned from BS EN ISO 1400:2004 to ISO 14001:2015.

Forticrete is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of concrete construction products including roof tiles, concrete decorative facing blocks, walling stone and cast stone dressings. Founded in the late 1920's, Forticrete employs around 250 people across 7 manufacturing plants, offices and depots. Forticrete is part of Ibstock Building Products, the UK’s biggest manufacturer of clay and concrete heavyside building products.

John Lambert, Managing Director at Forticrete, commented: “Our dedication goes much further than the creation of products which enhance the environment aesthetically. Here at Forticrete, we are acutely aware of our responsibility not to harm the environment during the production of these products. Environmental management is, therefore, an integral part of the management of our business.

“We are delighted to have been recognised so enthusiastically by one of the most prestigious accreditations and standards across the building industry, further cementing the company’s status as an industry leader in the manufacture of environmentally friendly products.”

Rating of ‘very good’
All Forticrete manufacturing facilities are BSI registered and operate to the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001:2008 and BS EN ISO 14001:2004, the national and international standards for quality and environmental management systems. The company has also gained the rating of "very good" for BES 6001 across its Masonry, Roofing and Walling product factories demonstrating responsible sourcing, and also holds the rating of "good" for its Cast Stone manufacturing facilities.

For more information on Forticrete’s commitment to corporate and social responsibility, click here

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