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.
What is the Responsible Sourcing Pledge?
In short, the Responsible Sourcing Pledge 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 we launched the Stone Federation Sustainability Statement, which laid out our commitment to sustainable procurement and detailed the expectations we had of our members around this issue.
Building on this, in 2016 we launched 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, we are looking to build on these foundations with a new Responsible Sourcing Pledge which includes our updated Sustainability Statement.
All signatories of the Pledge 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.”
Who has signed the Responsible Sourcing Pledge?
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.
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
We are 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 your own responsible and sustainable sourcing endeavours.
To see the full list of Responsible Sourcing Pledge signatories and to sign up yourself, click here