Steel Construction Sustainability Charter
In May 2012 Elland Steel Structures Ltd were successfully audited to the requirements of "Gold" standard. This follows on from our "Silver" accreditation gained in July 2006.
Sustainability is rapidly moving up the agenda as a procurement issue. Increasingly construction clients are looking for sustainable forms of construction and companies which operate in a "sustainable" manner. Steel is being promoted to clients, specifiers and designers as a more sustainable form of construction than concrete, steel is recyclable, fabricated off site and safer to erect. In order to complement this, there was a need to establish a mechanism for clients, specifiers and designers to be able to determine what a "sustainable steel construction company" is and how to identify such companies. This has resulted in the steel construction sustainability charter which was launched at the Steel Construction Conference and Exhibition on the 15th November 2005.
To develop steel as a sustainable form of construction in terms of economic viability, social progress and environmental responsibility.
During the sustainability audit process a company must demonstrate that it has all of the following 12 management systems in place: