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.

Audit Process

During the sustainability audit process a company must demonstrate that it has all of the following 12 management systems in place:

  • A published sustainability policy (mandatory)

  • Monitoring of progress towards sustainability using specific management targets.

  • A programme of involvement with their local community on social issues and with the steel construction community generally.

  • An accredited H&SMS to OHSAS 18001.

  • IIP accreditation or a structured programme for personnel training, development and communication.

  • A published equal opportunities policy.

  • A published ethical trading policy.

  • An accredited EMS to BS EN ISO 14001.

  • Use of environmental impact assessment for process improvement.

  • A policy to manage energy and vehicle fuel usage in the business.

  • A policy to question whether suppliers have published sustainability policies.

  • An accredited QMS to BS EN ISO 9001

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