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

August 2019 – Berlin wants to strengthen social and ecological criteria in state procurement law

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....

September 2019 – Project Report Schwabinger Tor

In order to increase the value of our homepage and to provide you with further interesting information, we are introducing a new section, the project report. We would like to introduce you to selected projects and let the planners and architects comment them. Every...

November 2019 – Downtown Breisach officially opened

After two years of construction, the newly designed city centre of Breisach was opened on 31.10. solemnly handed over to the citizens of the city. The resulting urban area is now designated as a traffic-restricted area and consists of a continuous natural stone paving...

January 2020 – Music School and Concert Hall in Ventspils

To celebrate Latvia's 100th birthday, the Music School and Concert Hall in Ventspils was ceremonially opened in summer 2019 with a concert by the Latvian Symphony Orchestra. The building designed by haas cook zemmrich STUDIO2050 has a 600-seat concert hall, as well as...

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...