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LEED Pilot Credit Fact Sheet, CSC Now Available

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The United Stated Green Building Council (USGBC) recently launched a LEED pilot credit called the Social Equity within the Supply Chain that is intended to create more equitable, healthier environments for those affected by and involved in the production of materials and products. Specifically, the credit wants to drive material suppliers to demonstrate compliance with the Fundamental Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and basic human rights at work, including Freedom of Association, Abolition of Forced Labor, Elimination of Child Labor and Equality. The Concrete Sustainable Council (CSC) is referenced as an approved program to meet the pilot credit based on the Human Rights and Labor Practices criteria within the CSC certification. The CSC has already been acknowledged in the world’s largest green building rating system, BREEAM, as well as in North America’s Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s ENVISON rating system.

NRMCA, in collaboration with the CSC and Sustainable Solutions Corporation, developed a fact sheet for architects and engineers to understand and pursue the pilot credit. 

The trend in reporting environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices is growing and, with similar criteria being discovered in green building construction documents and specifications, procurement decisions are evolving beyond price and performance. Where material suppliers demonstrate disclosing ESG practices, they can realize increased business opportunities.

CSC is integral with Strength Through Transparency, the Build With Strength campaign and for member and industry competitiveness in the green building marketplace.

For more information, contact James Bogdan at or 412-420-4138.


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