What is Eco-Reinforcement

Eco-Reinforcement is a third-party certification scheme which assesses and recognises responsibly sourced reinforcing steel products. It has been developed as a sector-specific standard which complies with the requirements of BES 6001 Framework Standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products.

The Eco-Reinforcement Standard was developed by a consortium of reinforcing steel producers and fabricators, in collaboration with Intertek and a wide range of external stakeholders, to identify the priority areas of the sector and work towards consistent performance measurement and improvement. Participating mills, fabricators and external stakeholders now form the Scheme Council of Eco-Reinforcement Ltd, a company established to develop, manage and progress the Eco-Reinforcement standard and certification scheme.

Eco-Reinforcement Cycle

The certified supply chain

The Eco-Reinforcement scheme provides assesses sustainable impacts throughout the reinforcing steel supply chain i.e. from raw material through to construction site. The certifiable organisations within the supply chain are the steel mill and fabricator. Each receives a rating, and each has responsibilities within the supply chain:

Who can be assessed against the scheme?

Any steel reinforcement producer or fabricator with the aim of measuring performance and committing to improve their responsible sourcing credentials can be assessed against the scheme.