Two new ready-mixed concrete plants have been certified in accordance with “The Responsible Sourcing Certification System” launched by the Turkish Ready-Mixed Concrete Association (THBB), Regional System Operator of the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) and activated for the first time in November 2018 in Turkey. Following the independent audits conducted by the Economic Enterprise of KGS, the Certification Body of the Concrete Sustainability Council, “Çimko Osmaniye Ready-Mixed Concrete Plant” and “Çimko Altınşehir Ready-Mixed Concrete Plant” have received the “Responsible Sourcing Certificate” in Turkey.
The Turkish Ready-Mixed Concrete Association (THBB), working to promote the production of concrete in compliance with the national and international standards and to ensure the accurate concrete applications in constructions for last 30 years, has been leading the developments in sustainability. THBB gives great importance to the sustainability as a model that handles environmental balance and economic growth and believes that the best way to invest in our future is to use the natural resources efficiently. THBB, appointed as the Council’s “Regional System Operator,” in 2017, continues to promote the Responsible Sourcing System. The number of CSC certificates has started to grow in Turkey.
“Çimko Osmaniye Ready-Mixed Concrete Plant” and “Çimko Altınşehir Ready-Mixed Concrete Plant” have received the “Responsible Sourcing Certificate” in Turkey. These two certificates were issued on 28th December 2018.
Mr. Yavuz Işık, President of the Board of Directors of European Ready-Mixed Concrete Oganization (ERMCO) and THBB, said, “We have focused on sustainability issues. Within this scope, we have presented the Responsible Sourcing System to the Turkish ready-mixed concrete, cement, aggregates and precast industries. This system takes into consideration the environmental balance and economic growth together, and aims to meet the needs of future generations by ensuring the efficient use of natural resources. This system, specifically developed for concrete, cement, aggregate and precast industries, is very crucial and beneficial so Turkish companies show great interest in this system. On this occasion, I congratulate Çimko, a member of our association, which is entitled to receive the Responsible Sourcing System Certificates for their two ready-mixed concrete plants. Finally, I would like to invite our ready-mixed concrete, cement, aggregate and precast industries to join this system.”
About Turkish Ready Mixed Concrete Association
Turkish Ready Mixed Concrete Association (THBB) is a professional organization that has endeavored for the production of concrete in compliance with the standards to construct the reliable and resistant structures and for the use of concrete in high resistance classes in the concrete applications conforming to the standards especially in the areas with high earthquake risk since 1988. It is mandatory for the companies to do production in compliance with the standards in all their ready-mixed concrete plants, to have received a KGS (Quality Assurance System) Certificate of Conformity which is subjected to continuous spot checking, to possess an appropriate laboratory, and to fulfill the technical, environmental, legal, and ethical criteria as well as the criteria relating to vocational health and workers’ safety in a complete manner.
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