This comprehensive source of information on the use of marine aggregate in construction provides technical information and links to sources of detailed information to assist in specifying and use of marine aggregate. The Marine Aggregate Information Centre is managed on behalf of The Crown Estate and supported by the Marine Aggregate Industry
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Sustainable concrete and responsible sourcing

The concrete industry is the first industry to link its sustainable construction strategy to BES 6001 and has produced a guidance document that supports the implementation of the standard. Designers can now easily source accredited material and gain maximum credits in sustainability assessment tools such as the Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM.

Because concrete is locally sourced it means that monitoring its supply chain and ensuring its adherence to environmental, social regulatory and legislative benchmarks is relatively straightforward.

Responsible sourcing of construction products is an increasingly important issue for specifiers and clients. It touches all aspects of the supply chain. Of all construction products, concrete is best placed to deliver the highest level of responsible sourcing due to the local availability of materials, short supply chains and regulated management systems.

BES 6001 Framework Standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products has been achieved by most major concrete supply companies and provides proof of the measures and actions taken by the marine aggregate provider in respect to responsible sourcing.

The Concrete Centre offer a number of valuable documents and guidelines for further reference.

Further information

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Sustainable Concrete
Sustainable Concrete

Fifth concrete industry sustainability performance report
This publication is intended to assist designers in optimising the 
sustainable credentials of concrete through specification.


The Concrete Centre
The Concrete Centre

Specifying Sustainable Concrete
This report presents the concrete industry’s sustainability
performance in 2011. The data covers the manufacture
of concrete and its constituent materials.