Stone Federation are delighted to announce the launch of the Responsible Sourcing Pledge.
The Federation are passionate about the natural stone industry playing its part in reducing the carbon impact of the construction sector and, as part of this, are launching the Responsible Sourcing Pledge. In short, this is an opportunity for Stone Federation members, architects, designers, engineers, and major contractors alike to demonstrate their commitment to the issues of ethical and sustainable sourcing of natural stone.
In 2012 the Federation launched the Stone Federation Sustainability Statement, and followed this, in 2016, with The Ethical Stone Register, a unique resource created specifically for the natural stone industry, in response to The Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the issues of sourcing materials responsibly.
Now, in 2022, the Federation is looking to build on these initiatives with a new Responsible Sourcing Pledge which includes an updated Sustainability Statement.
All signatories have signed up to the following statement: “As part of our commitment to the ethical and sustainable sourcing of materials, we are adding our name to the Stone Federation Responsible Sourcing Pledge. We are committed to adhering to the Stone Federation Sustainability Statement and starting our journey on the Ethical Stone Register.”
To date, 23 of the industry’s leading names have demonstrated their commitment to being a part of delivering a more sustainable, ethical and environmentally responsible built environment and signed the Responsible Sourcing Pledge.
They are: Airelimestones Lda, Albion Stone, Amarestone, Athena Stonecare, AVV Solutions, Burlington Stone, Classic Masonry Ltd, DBR Limited, Ethical Stone Co., Harrison Goldman, Hutton Stone Co Ltd, Johnsons Wellfield, Lovell Stone Group, LSI Stone, Mandarin Stone, Marmi Ltd, Quadriga Contracts, Recclesia Ltd, Stone Age Pvt. Ltd, Szerelmey, Talasey Group, Universal Stone, Vetter UK Ltd
The Stone Federation is encouraging architects, designers, main contractors, and clients to make their own commitment to the Responsible Sourcing Pledge by committing to engaging with those companies listed on the Pledge as part of their own responsible and sustainable sourcing endeavours.