Stone Federation calls on members to sign up to new 'Responsible Sourcing Pledge'
Stone Federation Great Britain is calling on its members to sign up to a new 'Responsible Sourcing Pledge' to demonstrate their commitment to sourcing stone ethically and sustainably.
The Federation wants its members to sign up to the Pledge to give the industry's customers another reason to turn first to Stone Federation members for all their stone requirements.
The Pledge requires firms to commit to an up-dated Stone Federation Sustainability Statement and to start their journey on the Ethical Stone Register.
The Sustainability Statement was first published in 2012. It laid out the Federation's position on sustainable procurement and detailed the expectations it had of its members in this regard. Now the statement has been updated and you can read the latest version here.
In 2016 the Federation launched the Ethical Stone Register in response to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (which came into force in 2016) and issues of sourcing materials responsibly. The Register provides independent verification of a stone company's commitment to eliminating modern slavery from its supply chain and sourcing materials with environmental responsibility.
Now comes the Responsible Sourcing Pledge, which is aimed at material suppliers, specifiers, consultants and contractors, because issues of ethical and sustainable sourcing require a commitment from the whole supply chain.