Mar 14 2019 Global Recycling Day 2019 On the 18th March 2019 we’re helping to raise awareness of Global Recycling Day with our BES 6001 certification. The Government is increasingly focusing on sustainable development, and, as a result, construction companies are prioritising sustainability in their projects. This includes proving that their products have been made with constituent materials that have been responsibly sourced. Metsec supplied crucial cable management solutions to development, 5 Broadgate in London. The office space development for a global financial services company is located in the heart of central London within close proximity of Liverpool Street Station. 5 Broadgate boasts 12-storeys of office space within its striking architectural design. Metsec was required to provide made to order cable containment, which were not simply stock designs to Marcoe Electrical, the electrical contractor. While robust cable management is crucial within all modern office space, this was further amplified at 5 Broadgate due to a need for strong performing ventilation to prevent overheating equipment within the office. Having been involved at the beginning of planning stages through the provision of technical submissions, Metsec had the project knowledge and industry expertise to seamlessly step in and provide assurances to Marcoe Electrical, the electrical contractor on the project. 5 Broadgate has achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating, meaning that sustainability is also a must within the project, and Metsec’s BES 6001 accreditation, covering responsible sourcing of products, ensures that this is achievable. Jon Hillier, General Manager of Metsec’s Cable Management division, commented: “Metsec is one of only a handful of cable management suppliers with BES 6001 accreditation. Suppliers must provide evidence of a holistic approach from the mining of raw materials, right through to their manufacturing and processing phases. This is particularly important for clients and contractors driving environmental, social and corporate responsibility, while upholding best practice. Accreditation provides proof that customers are buying a high quality, audited product. It also gives reassurance that product quality supports the duty of care responsibilities main contractors and end clients have for health and safety on their sites.” To find out more information on our Cable Management, please see our Cable Management page.