ResponsibleSteel™ welcomes Green Building Council Russia (GBC Russia) as an Associate Member

Green Building Council Russia (GBC Russia) was formed at the end of 2008, followed by a founding event which resulted in the official registration of the Council as an independent non-government and non-profit partnership.  It’s first members joined at the end of 2009.

The founding members of the organization set out with the following goals in mind:

  • To promote the awareness for Green building within the community of professionals in the industry, as well as in adjacent economic sectors and among the public.
  • To act as a catalyst in the transformation of the Russian construction sector towards sustainable development and circularity.
  • Development of the Russian Green Building standard.

GBC Russia has since been accepted as a first stage member of the World Green Building Council. In 2020 GBC Russia is aiming to intensify its collaboration with the World GBC and become a worthy addition to the network of professionals for the benefit of the shared common cause – to transform the building and construction sector.

The Council has successfully brought together companies, organisations and individuals from Russia’s vast construction-related industries on the basis of a voluntary association of its members. Since its foundation, GBC Russia has received over 500 applications for membership both domestic and international. It is an established and well-recognized brand in the field of green building and sustainable development in Russia and abroad.

Members of the GBC Russia include companies from all parts of the construction supply chain, including architects, building services engineers, facility managers, civil engineers, university professors and academia, green investors, developers, contractors, sustainability consultants and auditors, construction materials manufacturers, product and service providers, suppliers, legal professionals, green community influencers, industrial journalists, non-profit institutions and government bodies.

“At GBC Russia, we feel that joining efforts with organizations that share the same values and whose goals are in alignment with ours is the key to bringing much needed change. The decision to join ResponsibleSteel supports our founding principles and will, no doubt, benefit both our organizations, as Russia is a country with several of the largest metal manufacturers in the world and has a vast market for steel and metal alloys. We are happy to become a part of the initiative! We salute our partners and look forward to doing great things together in years to come!” said Andrey Mokhov – the Chair of the Board.

“We are really delighted to warmly welcome Green Building Council Russia as an Associate member.” said Ali Lucas, Executive Director ResponsibleSteel. “We recognize the huge reputation that the World Green Building Council has globally, and having the Russian office as a member will be hugely beneficial in helping us, and our existing members learn more about the steel industry, and how that relates to the construction sector in that part of the world. We look forward to working together in the coming months.”

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