What is the Responsible Sourcing Pledge?
We 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 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.
In short, the Responsible Sourcing Pledge is an opportunity for Stone Federation members, architects and major contractors alike to demonstrate their commitment to the issues of ethical and sustainable sourcing of natural stone.
As part of the Responsible Sourcing Pledge, we are encouraging all members to commit to our Sustainability Statement and to start their journey on the Ethical Stone Register.
The statement reads as follows:
“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.”
The issues of ethical and sustainable sourcing require the commitment of the whole supply chain, which is why the Responsible Sourcing Pledge is aimed at materials suppliers, specifiers, consultants and contractors.
Who has signed the Responsible Sourcing Pledge?
To date, the following companies 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:
Classic Masonry Ltd
Ethical Stone Co.
Hardscape Group Ltd
Hutton Stone Co. Ltd
Lovell Stone Group
Stone Age Pvt Ltd
Stone Cladding Systems Limited
Stonetech UK Ltd
Vetter UK Ltd
How to Sign Up
To list your company as a signatory of the Stone Federation Responsible Sourcing Pledge you will need to:
1. Read the Stone Federation Sustainability Statement and complete the form below to document that you are committing to it.
2. Start your journey on the Ethical Stone Register by completing the Tier 1 form.
3. Contact the Federation to let us know you have completed these steps.