Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at Marshalls and meeting our sustainable targets through our operations is just part of it.
Founded in the 1880s, Marshalls is the UK’s leading manufacturer of hard landscaping materials for both the commercial and domestic end markets and recently acquiring the businesses of CPM Group ltd, a manufacturer of concrete underground water management solutions and Edenhall Holding Ltd, a leading supplier of concrete facing bricks.
Marshalls aims to be a sustainable business aligning its business values, purpose and strategy with the social, economic and environmental needs of its stakeholders. It demonstrates a high degree of social and environmental responsibility embedding responsible and ethical business policies and practices in everything it does.
“Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at Marshalls and meeting our sustainable targets through our operations is just part of it. We truly believe in delivering sustainable solutions to the construction supply chain; be it through ethical trading in our international operations, innovative new product development that deliver real solutions to issues like water management or supporting fair working conditions at home through initiatives like the Living Wage.”
Sustainability and the Supply Chain
Marshalls believes that the better our environment, the better we can all be, and it strives to create products which improve landscapes and create happier and healthier communities.
Marshalls aims to demonstrate its sustainable credentials via third party standards and recognitions. It was the first company, in the hard landscaping industry, to join the Ethical Trading Initiative (“ETI”) thereby improving the conditions for vulnerable workers particularly in the sourcing of natural stone paving from India, China and Vietnam and being transparent in the issues it finds.
Marshalls remains a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (“UNGC”), a constituent member of the FTSE4Good UK Index, voluntarily reports to the carbon Disclosure Project (“CDP”), has been accredited by the Living Wage Foundation as a Living Wage employer and holds the Fair Tax mark.
Addressing Climate change Marshalls holds The Carbon Trust Standard and has committed to the Science Based Target Initiative (“SBTi”). Marshalls was an early adopter of product carbon labelling.
Marshalls is proud to received a “Very Good” in the BRE standard BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing of Construction Product Certification and BES 6002 Ethical Labour Standard.
“Marshalls is delighted to have been invited to be a funding member of the Supply Chain Sustainability School. For us, the Supply Chain Sustainability School provides a common platform that is supported and driven by the major contractors in the UK that actively encourages SME’s to identify the key sustainability issues and delivers a simple, constructive and progressive solution to education and self-improvement. It provides a collective voice to tackle major issues like the skills gap. It also lets us, as a manufacturer, understand and identify the topics that are important to our major contractor customers and their clients to allow us to further develop products and solutions to meet their own needs and sustainable targets.”Chris Harrop, Director responsible for Sustainability