Stone Federation and partners Anthesis and Diagenesis Consulting are pleased to announce the start of an ethical sourcing project culminating in the creation of the Ethical Stone Register.

In light of the recent slavery act, this project will aim to assist clients in making an informed decision about the companies and quarries they should chose and the questions they should be asking. This will give clients the confidence they seek that the supply chains they are associated with are managed and that the risks have been minimised.

Stone Federation believes that it has a responsibility to the client base, the industry and its members to try and make a difference on this issue.

This project will evolve over the coming months and will allow Stone Federation members, whatever their size, to offer a responsible and manageable ethical sourcing solution to their clients.

Working together as an industry to deliver change in business practice is not always easy, but with the current commitment and momentum, we will achieve a positive transformation within supply chains.


Stone Federation Great Britain is the official trade association for the natural stone industry with over 100 years’ experience in connecting architects, designers, specifiers and clients with the finest stone professionals.  We are passionate about promoting natural stone as the building material of choice as well as positioning ourselves as the source for all things stone.

Anthesis is a specialist global sustainability services company founded on the belief that sustainable business practices are at the heart of long term commercial success.  Anthesis develops financially driven sustainability solutions and brings together expertise from countries around the world, with offices in the UK, US, Germany, China, the Philippines and the Middle East.  It has a track record of pioneering new approaches to sustainability and has won numerous awards.  We take our name from the Greek work ‘Anthesis’, the stage of a plant’s lifecycle when it is most productive.

Diagenesis Consulting is a specialist materials consultancy focussing on the use of natural stone.