‘Ethical and sustainable construction champion’, Dr Shamir Ghumra, formerly director of Sustainable Products at the multi-disciplinary building science centre, BRE, has taken on a new role there, as director of BREEAM – ‘the leading international portfolio of sustainability standards (including CEEQUAL and Home Quality Mark) that has been driving global improvements in buildings and infrastructure for over two decades’.
Dr Ghumra has a strong background in ethical construction, leading on the development of BRE Global’s Ethical Labour Standard, BES 6002, as a way for organisations to evaluate and eradicate ‘modern slavery’ from their supply chains. He said: “I am very pleased to take on this role as director of BRE Global’s flagship sustainability certification scheme, which is now being actively applied to buildings in over 70 countries worldwide.”
BRE’s acting CEO, Niall Trafford, said: “Shamir has a formidable track record in sustainability. I have no doubt BREEAM will greatly benefit from his knowledge, international experience, and his strong beliefs in driving business ethics, sustainability, and responsible growth.”
Prior to joining BRE Dr Ghumra was Principal Consultant at Responsible Solutions, and head of Sustainability at Aggregate Industries.