Sustainable Materials

Sustainable materials is a sub-theme of sustainable development.

Sustainable materials are those selected to maximize positive social, environmental and economic contributions and to minimize negative impacts.



Sustainable materials standards provide a best-practice framework with which organizations can compile a robust view of the relative sustainability of potential materials. This allows organizations to make better informed decisions about the materials they use and over time become more sustainable themselves.


Links to standards related to Sustainable Materials

BS 8905

Framework for the assessment of the sustainable use of materials. Guidance.

BS 8001

Framework for implementing the principles of the circular economy in organizations. Guide.