A strong mission for positive change through cross-functional collaboration to deliver sustainable operations, a resilient supply chain, and a commitment to drive social and environmental change.

Brett. Built on relationships.

Our Vision

For over 110 years, Brett has embraced its corporate and social responsibilities to customers, and the wider communities in which we work to enhance the built environment and the lives of the people who use it.

Brett is a business proud of its independent status, strong values, and a real, tangible passion for a sustainable future.

With that philosophy firmly in place, we continue to reduce our impact on the environment, minimising our energy usage and maximizing the recyclability of our materials, and developing product solutions and services. 

With the introduction of the GreenScape initiative, we are committed to driving our sustainability strategy forwards to ensure we positively impact the world around us and the people in it. 

The GreenScape strategy consists of three core pillars: Environmental, Economic, and Social.

Brett has a long and proud history of environmental and social responsibility initiatives in the UK and our global supply chains – this is reflected in our ‘built on relationships’ strapline.

Key examples of this commitment were being one of the first in the landscaping industry to obtain independent certification for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001.

Brett Landscaping also holds BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products certification to ‘Excellent’ which can further assist when designing under BREEAM. Please click on the links below to view our latest certifications:

 

View our Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing Policy

View our British Precast Sustainability Charter Certificate

View our EPD for Generic Concrete Paving Products

View our Packaging Compliance Certificate 2019

View our BES 6001 Certificate and Schedule

View our Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing Report 2015

View our Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing Report 2016

View our Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing Report 2017

View our Environmental and Sustainability Report 2018

View our Environmental and Sustainability Report 2019

View our Environmental and Sustainability Report 2020

View our Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing Policy

Environmental Initiatives

As a trusted and established independent paving manufacturer, we have a responsibility to ensure we minimise the impact we have on the environment, starting from how we develop and make our products through to how we package and transport them across the UK. 

We continue to work towards our core strategy of ‘Remove or Reduce’. 

We strive to eliminate plastic packaging from our products wherever possible.  However, given our Health and Safety first culture, if packaging cannot be eliminated due to a compromise in pack stability, we have worked hard to reduce the non-essential plastic used, by implementing banding with 100% recycled content which is made from recycled PTFE bottles.

We all have a responsibility to reduce our carbon emissions.  At Brett, we are committed to investing in our manufacturing sites to provide sustainable and renewable energy solutions.  Over the last 10 years, we have delivered a 54% reduction in carbon usage from energy and fuel. 

"Brett is continuing to build on its legacy - as custodians of land that is effectively borrowed and given back with so much added for the local community and future generations."

Bill Brett, Chairman

Our devotion and successful approach to restoring the land has not gone unrecognised, Brett was caring for the land as a way of working long before it became a business focus. As a demonstration of how seriously we take this aspect of activity, often we will run the restoration of a site in parallel to the operation of a quarry.

Brett has won 51 awards and commendations since 1970 for the quality of its restoration and aftercare of quarries. Some of our sites now have SSSI (site of special scientific interest) status.

Click here to read more about our restored sites within the Brett Group. 

Economic Initiatives

At Brett, we are modern in our thinking.  We’re a service-led company and our core brand values are at the heart of everything we do.

Customer Care, Quality, and Integrity.

Brett Landscaping aims to do everything possible to build strong, long-lasting relationships to support a healthy and sustainable supply chain.

We believe that even the smallest of changes can have a big impact, such as the decision to reduce our printed brochures by 30% since 2020 by providing customers with an alternative online digital hub to access all our product information. 

As a trusted independent business, we understand the importance of transparency.  We strive to ensure our sustainability credentials are clear, precise, and attainable. 

As part of that commitment, all our Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are verified by a third-party source and demonstrate the environmental performance and impact our products have over their life cycle, helping our customers make informed decisions to meet their sustainability targets. 

All our manufactured products are 100% recyclable and produced in the UK using fully sourced UK materials.  We are continually researching new methods to either reduce our waste or recycle our waste back into the manufacturing process, including the recycling of water waste and rainwater harvesting methods. 

Through innovative product development we have been able to include 22% recycled content into our Invicta and Lugano product backing mix, providing a more sustainable product without compromising quality, high-end performance, or aesthetic. 

We have continued to grow our Permeable Paving range, most recently with our Invicta Flow and Lugano Flow products.   Permeable Paving helps avoid flooding and excess surface water by releasing it back into the environment in a controlled, sustainable way.  Water runoff can contain many pollutants, petrol, oil, and plastics from car tyres.  Permeable paving allows these materials to be captured through the paving and sub-base, deterring them from entering the mains drainage system.

To achieve a more sustainable future, we recognise that collaboration is the key to making a real and lasting impact.  We are proud to be MPA Precast members as well as have an active role on the Interpave Marketing and Technical committees. 

By working together with industry peers, suppliers, manufacturers, and our customers we are optimistic we will meet the climate change challenge and grasp the opportunity to make a real difference.

Social Initiatives

Our people are our brand, and the Brett brand is committed to delivering a more sustainable future. 

We have implemented a group of ‘sustainability champions’ from various roles across our business who are passionate about driving sustainable change within our business.

We aim to ensure our people have the tools, coaching, and training to give their best performance, that’s why  Brett employees are kept up to date regularly on sustainability improvements and achievements and feel empowered to contribute to our GreenScape strategy.  

We strongly believe that a positive workplace Health and Safety culture is vital to delivering an efficient and sustainable operation.  In 2022 we are proud to have adopted and launched a series of initiatives and roadshows across all manufacturing sites to support the Vision Zero Campaign, created by the Mineral Products Association.  Click here to learn more about the shared values to help change behaviour. 

We are passionate about the design and creation of enjoyable and accessible environments within the local community, as well as at home. Such spaces, especially those which promote greenery, trees and wildlife, bring people together, helping to build and protect our most valuable national resource, outside space.

Brett Landscaping helps support individuals and communities who have a desire to renovate public outdoor spaces. We’ve been involved in many admirable schemes in the past and look forward to supporting future developments, to give something back, and make a difference to the environment for future generations to enjoy.

Follow Brett Landscaping to find out more about our activities and projects, how you can get involved in projects within your area, and what you can do at home to improve your living experience. If you’re planning a project of your own, simply contact us, we have the expertise to help you achieve the very best results.

View our Charitable Donation Request Form

Corporate Social Responsibility

Brett Landscaping aims to do everything possible to build strong, long-lasting relationships with local communities in the areas where we operate. And we maintain our sites to ensure people, communities and businesses are protected from any hazards or dangers.

Click here to read our Community Liaison, Consultation and Complaints Policy

Click here to view our ISO - 9001 Certificate & Schedule

Click here to view our ISO - 14001 Certificate & Schedule

Click here to view our ISO - 45001 Certificate & Schedule

We are also keen to get involved with the community and employee sponsorship and charitable donations, including donating construction materials, time, and expertise via our Community Engagement.  

 

CE Marking & Declaration of Performance

All Brett Landscaping products and products from across the Brett Group have been extensively tested and proven to conform to the relevant European Standard(s). This is your assurance that they are safe to use and fit for purpose.

To obtain a copy of the CE Certificate and/or Declaration of Performance (DoP) relating to Brett products please contact the Brett Landscaping Technical Services Department by emailing us at land.tech@brett.co.uk or by calling 0345 60 80 579

Please note – CE certification is not required for any materials where there is no harmonized European product standard available.

Ethical Trading

At Brett, we’re known for our high-quality products and impeccable customer service, but more importantly, we’re recognised for our credibility, integrity, and trustworthiness.

We’re committed to upholding the highest ethical standards, and as such, we actively monitor our supply chain with a view to ensuring that our suppliers are working to provide a moral code for the treatment of workers across the World.

Brett collaborates to help improve working conditions and best manage our environmental impacts, ensuring our sites meet the RSP Guidelines. These Guidelines require sites to ensure that:

 

  • Child labour is not used
  • There is no forced and bonded labour
  • Ethical recruitment practices are used
  • The health and safety of workers is protected
  • Employment contracts are provided to all workers
  • Wages meet minimum requirements or national norms as a minimum
  • Working hours meet legal requirements and are not excessive
  • The company respects diversity within its workforce
  • Harassment and abuse are not tolerated
  • There is clear and readily accessible access to remedy
  • Accommodation is safe and hygienic
  • Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining is respected

View the Brett Group Ethical Policy.

Visit the Brett Group Ethical Compliance area here

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