sustainable production of natural stones
belgrano® natural stones come mainly from Europe and Asia, where they are manufactured to strict specifications. Before productions start with a rock, the tests for technical suitability are carried out in accredited and independent German testing institutes.
The cornerstones of the Fair Stone standard are Safety and Health, Human and Labor Rights, Environment and Management. It identifies specific criteria for quarries, stone processing companies, the supply chain, (associated) partners and the management system.
All certified production sites are regularly monitored by independent auditors (eg TÜV Rheinland) and supported in the implementation of the contractually agreed standards.
Issues such as sustainability and fair working conditions are indispensable for the use of natural stones in landscape architecture. Municipalities and planners demand fair trade natural stones for the design of their outdoor facilities. Early on, we put together our own self-trained and permanent inspection team in Asia.
Our 4 inspectors not only check the agreed qualities and tolerances of our products, but also monitor compliance with working conditions as defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO) for all Asian belgrano® productions.
In addition, our logistics network coordinates the most suitable transport routes – by ship, rail and truck – extremely efficiently and ecologically. Thereby we convince in the competition with sustainability, quality and performance at the best prices.
We are happy to give you more information about our sustainable belgrano® products.