Irish Cement Limited, Ireland’s leading manufacturer of quality cements, has recently become the first company in Ireland to achieve the BES 6001 ‘Excellent’ rating for its cement products. The BRE Environmental and Sustainability Standard, BES 6001, focuses on responsible sourcing and product stewardship, addressing the social, economic and environmental impacts of construction products throughout the supply chain. In 2011 Irish Cement became the first company in Ireland to be independently certified to BES 6001. Continuous investment and focus on sustainable development has resulted in the company’s range of bagged and bulk cement products now being awarded the Standard’s highest rating. Further information is available on the Irish Cement website