BES 6001 Excellent

Responsible sourcing of construction products for British Gypsum

British Gypsum recognises the importance of independently verified Responsible Sourcing Certification, to provide assurance to customers that they are sourcing materials responsibly and sustainably. That is why we have focussed our efforts to become the first manufacturer of interior lining systems to achieve a BES 6001 ‘Excellent’ rating for its plaster, plasterboard and metal partition systems.

Certified products

UK manufactured Gyproc plasterboards, Glasroc specialist boards, Thistle plasters, Gypframe metal and Gyproc Cove have all been awarded the highest possible rating to BES 6001. This means that British Gypsum can offer a full system solution, enabling customers to receive more points in environmental certification schemes such as BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method for buildings). Customers using our BES 6001 ‘Excellent’ certified products will achieve Tier Two under MAT 03 in BREEAM 2011, providing 3.5 of a maximum 4 points. It also means that these products are Tier One under MAT 2 for Code for Sustainable Homes, making it easier for customers to achieve a higher number of points towards credits at no additional cost.

More information

The certificate can be viewed on the right of this screen, under ‘Related Documents’ or on

Our 2015 CSR brochure is also available on the right of this screen, under ‘Related Documents’.