Who we are

CARES is the leading not-for-profit independent international reinforcing steels product certification body delivering confidence in the performance, provenance and quality of safety-critical reinforcement products entering the construction supply chain. With a proud track record of providing assurance to users, designers, consultants and specifiers spanning four decades, CARES’ data-led inspection and certification services provide valuable transparency into the provenance and sustainability characteristics of reinforcing steels moving across complex supply chains.

Clients and specifiers can specify CARES-certified reinforcement suppliers with confidence that the product will comply with the relevant reinforcement standard without the need for costly, on-site testing.

Compliance with regulatory systems and product standards is inbuilt with CARES certification – and backed up by a seamless digital solution, the CARES Cloud App, providing instant authentication of a supplier’s CARES certification and traceability to the origin of the reinforcing steel.

Our Values and Policies 

CARES Sustainability Policy (Environment, Human Rights and Labour)

CARES Climate Commitment

CARES Policy Statement

CARES Impartiality Policy

CARES Code of Conduct