SGS has issued the first Concrete Sustainability Certification (CSC) certificate in Spain to HeidelbergCement Spain.

The silver certificate was awarded to the Hanson Hispania Hormigones' Zona Franca concrete plant in Barcelona. With the certificate, HeidelbergCement demonstrates, in addition to their various CSC certified locations in Germany and the Netherlands that the requirements for the responsible origin of concrete are also met for their location in Spain.

Spain is the third country where SGS has been the first to issue a CSC certificate, after issue of the first certificates in the Netherlands and the United States.

CSC certification and its Benefits

The CSC has launched its certification system for the responsible sourcing of developed concrete. This system is designed to help concrete, cement and aggregate companies obtain insight into the level at which a company operates in an environmentally, socially and economically responsible way and is applicable worldwide.

Companies that receive CSC certification gain enhanced brand reputation and can benefit from green government procurement policies and recognition from Green Bulding labels such as BREEAM and DGNB.

As a founding member of the CSC, SGS provides CSC responsible sourcing certification, at all available levels.

For more information please contact:

Erik Hoven
Sales & Business Development
SGS INTRON Certificatie BV
PO Box 267, 4100 AC Culemborg
The Netherlands
t: +31 88 214 51 31
m: +31 6 5378 2558

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