Imperial Bricks now requires all of its manufacturing partners meet and evidence at least four key internationally recognised standards for product quality, sustainability and ethical supply.
In fact, every one of Imperial’s factory partners meet at least six of the eight standards listed in the Brick Development Association’s new ‘Brickmakers Quality Charter’. In support of the principles of the Charter, and for full transparency of the supply chain, evidence of the standards met by Imperial’s partners is available to customers under an NDA.
“Several companies including national and independent builders’ merchants have already viewed our comprehensive documentation to their satisfaction,” comments Jason Hughes, managing director of Imperial Bricks.
Imperial Bricks has formalised its own policies over the past two years to ensure all its manufacturing partners meet these accreditations.
Imperial is able to stipulate these high standards – an impressive achievement for manufacturers in any part of the world – thanks to the long-term, exclusive trading relationships established with its partners in Europe and Asia.
“Our bricks are made to our exact specification, using our own expertise and that of our manufacturers,” explains Jason Hughes, Imperial’s managing director. “We’ve worked with our manufacturing partners over many years so that our customers throughout the supply chain – merchants, specifiers, builders, developers, and self-builders – can be confident our bricks are made ethically, and of the highest quality.”