5 May 2018 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Dr Shamir Ghumra has been appointed the new director of BREEAM, the international sustainability standards organisation run by the BRE.
Formerly director of sustainable products at BRE, Ghumra has a 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.
Ghumra said "BRE Global's flagship sustainability certification scheme BREEAM is now being actively applied to buildings in over 70 countries around the world" and he would be "meeting and working with our many partners, assessors and international clients as we collectively use BREEAM to build a better world together benefiting people, businesses and our planet".
Before joining BRE, Shamir was principal consultant at Responsible Solutions and head of sustainability at Aggregate Industries. He is also a board member and co-founder of the Supply Chain Sustainability School and a fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.