BMF launch environmental conference

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is to host an all-industry conference designed to address environmental issues.
The one-day Environment and Sustainability Conference and Exhibition, will bring together the key trade associations involved in the trade distribution of building materials including The Timber Trade Federation, British Woodworking Federation, Glass and Glazing Federation and Irish Hardware & Building Materials Association, The event will be held on May 22 at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

Incorporating contractors’, merchants’ and manufacturers’ perspectives, the programme will include information on implementing environmental practices and how to comply with regulations. An exhibition will feature environmental/ sustainable products by BMF supplier members.

“Builders’ merchants are finding themselves under increasing pressure to adopt environmental management systems and face up to the green challenge that is confronting the building supplies industry,” says BMF md Chris Pateman. “This Conference is part of a package of responses BMF is making to the environmental pressures that merchants are encountering in the market place.

“We have introduced our Environmental Code which is being developed into an accredited and audited system and we are working with other trade bodies to tackle issues head on.”

Potential delegates should contact Christine Harding at the BMF on 0207 534 7426 or email

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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