CARES has released its Sustainable Constructional Steel Scheme Sector Report 2016/17. It demonstrates how a CARES-approved supply chain for constructional steel can help reduce business risk and provide top-line benefits.
The report lists the 32 companies from 10 countries who are currently CARES-approved suppliers within the Sustainable Constructional Steel (SCS) scheme. It also describes the benefits of being a CARES-approved supplier.
CARES’s Chairman, Professor Les Clark, OBE says: “In September 2015, the UN launched one of the most important initiatives of our time, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) or the Global Goals. Developed and backed by multiple stakeholders, these 17 goals provide a vision to transform our world. The CARES SCS Scheme, operating since 2011, reflects how the constructional steels industry supports the intent of these goals. Steel, indefinitely recyclable, lends itself well to SDG #12 - Responsible Production and Consumption, within a circular economy. Over time we will work to align the Scheme to the relevant SDG’s.”
The report includes:
The CARES SCS scheme is the first responsible sourcing scheme in the UK that is independently accredited by UKAS to the rigorous requirements of BS 8902:2009 - Responsible sourcing sector certification schemes for construction products.
The key features and benefits of the scheme are: