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 e.V. introduced themselves to the technical dialogue and reported on the certification and control of natural stones. The presentation of Helena Jansen, Coordinator for District Development Policy in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, was made clear by presenting a tender for fair certified stones.

The event was moderated by Nicole Saile for WEED e.V., who also illustrated the working conditions in conventional natural quarries. Finally, Mr. Dickmann’s presentation by the company BESCO showed how tenders can be successfully carried out in the end. Frank Dickmann also made it clear that there is an urgent need to enforce Europe-wide, uniform standards for natural stone productions of public contracts.

Further information and links to the lectures can be found on the homepage of the Association for the World Economy, Ecology & Development.

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...

February 2020 – we know our stones personally

Have you ever wondered where natural stones come from and how they are extracted and processed? Our team has been traveling the world for 17 years now and is always looking for the perfect natural stone for use in public spaces. So we know where our raw material comes...

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 implementation...

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...

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...