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FLAT ROOFING & WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS chain, through appropriate chain of custody evidence. The organisation is obliged to show evidence of: – how they extract and acquire raw materials – how they recover recycled materials – how they produce by-products or production residues – how they process commodity-traded chemicals. The organisation must also hold a list of all suppliers of essential materials for the BES 6001 assessed product. Once obtained, a BES 6001 certificate lasts for three years. However, constant checks are required at the end of each year to confirm that the organisation is still maintaining the essential criteria to hold the certificate. BES 6001 certified products are listed on Green Book live (BRE Global’s Online Service) for specifiers to compare and select the materials that are most suitable for the projects they are working on. At IKO Polymeric we are currently the only single ply membrane manufacturer whose products are BES 6001 certified. ISO 14001 ISO 14001 demonstrates reduced waste and an increase in efficiency, improved levels of compliance to environmental legislation, improved product design and a more resilient supply chain and supplier relationships. Obtaining ISO 14001 accreditation can also help NO PROPANE NEW Electric Heated Hot-Melt Cooker 066 DECEMBER 2017 RCIMAG.COM organisations to earn BREEAM credits on projects. For example, under the BREEAM environmental rating scheme, one credit is available for Environmental management. This can be achieved where the principal contractor operates a compliant environmental management system (EMS) covering their main operations. ISO 14001 is a recognised third-party certification for such a system. Another important factor in BREEAM assessments is the way that construction materials are transported and the associated impact on the environment. One credit is available for Transport of Construction Materials and Waste. This is achieved by monitoring and recording data on transport movements and impacts resulting from the delivery of construction materials to site and the removal of construction waste. To earn this credit, specifiers should consider various aspects of suppliers’ operations including how many stock locations they have – multiple locations can reduce unnecessary transportation – and whether they consolidate deliveries for separate products on the same vehicle. At IKO Polymeric we feel we have a distinct advantage by having a distribution agreement with SIG D&T, who boast branches throughout the UK. Deliveries are handled by the nearest stockist and orders are consolidated and transferred on the same vehicle. The IKO Polymeric manufacturing plant has BS EN ISO 9001 and BS ENO 14001 accreditation. It is built on recycled building materials and designed in accordance with BREEAM. IKO Polymeric also re-uses by-products from manufacture, wraps products in minimal packaging and employs a streamlined transportation network. www.ikopolymeric.com “Once obtained, a BES 6001 certificate lasts for three years. However, constant checks are required at the end of each year to confirm that the organisation is still maintaining the essential criteria to hold the certificate” 1.5 drum, silent-running with portable generator or site power. For sites that prohibit liquid propane gas. FOR HIRE Fully serviced prior r to to delivery delivery. Full operator training available.


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