Every year, the state of Berlin spends billions of euros on construction materials, work clothes and computers. It is mainly looked at the price. The fact that natural stones come from developing countries has hardly played a role so far. This shall be changed now.

The Deutschlandfunk Kultur editor Josephine Schulz visited and interviewed BESCO amongst others for her contribution “Berlin will keine Pflastersteine aus Kinderarbeit“.

BESCO has been a pioneer in the sustainable, fair and green sourcing of natural stones for many years and has been supporting WiN = WiN Fair Stone since 2009. All our Asian products are guaranteed to be free of child labor and have been manufactured in compliance with working conditions as defined by the International Labor Organization (ILO) ). This is not only checked by our permanent inspectors in Asia, but also by the independent auditors of WiN = WiN Fair Stone.

belgrano® natural stones – for sustainable, durable and fair urban designs

Managing Director Frank Dickmann with the BESCO inspection team at a Chinese natural stone producing factory

sustainable natural stone flooring made of belgrano® granite
redesigned Hertzallee on the Campus Charlottenburg – floor coverings made of belgrano® granite and basalt

December 2018 – Expert Dialogue for Sustainable Natural Stone Procurement

On November 27, 2018, representatives of certificates, bidders of natural stones and acquirers from the districts came together in the town hall of Neukölln to discuss the options of sustainable sourcing of natural stones. Both XertifiX e.V. and Winwin / FairStone...

June 2019 – BESCO Inspector Milton Niu visits Berlin

At the beginning of June one of our 4 inspectors from Asia Niu visited the BESCO Team in Berlin. Milton, who otherwise controls our Asian production facilities and productions, was on tour with our Berlin team for one week. Not only did we visit the latest belgrano®...

May 2019 – Gardening Show in Remstal

The Oriaplatz and Remsgarten in Lorch - the project is part of the Gardening Show Remstal 2019 to participate in the 16 municipalities. The entire grounds in Lorch were supplied by the Berlin Steincontor and are made of belgrano® granite. in cooperation with Franz...

January 2019 – Robin-Rouven Jonda becomes Senior Sales Manager

BESCO GmbH, a specialist in the natural stone project business, will continue its growth course in 2019. With the belgrano® natural stone brand, the Berlin-based company supports landscape architects, urban planners, municipalities and architects in the...

July 2019 – the market square in Karlsruhe is being redesigned

By the end of 2020, the marketplace in Karlsruhe will be renovated and completely redesigned. Around the city-known pyramid, bright belgrano® natural stones made of high-quality granite will be installed over the next 1 1/2 years. As a special highlight, a 180 m²...