We take our responsibility to be as environmentally sustainable as possible very seriously and even though Stone is already ahead of almost all building materials in its green credentials, this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to continue to innovate and drive the environmental costs of using stone ever downwards. Our message is clear: Stone is environmentally the right choice and will continue to be so.
The Stone Federation of Britain
As a responsible stone company, we have strengthened our relationship with the British Stone Federation and fully support the Stone Federation Sustainability Statement. The Stone Federation is passionate about the natural stone industry playing its part in delivering a more carbon and environmentally responsible built environment and ensuring an ethical and responsible supply chain.
As part of this The Stone Federation have launched a revised version of their Sustainability Statement which all members are asked to sign up to. Stone Federation members are encouraged to:
Be proactive in implementing sustainability, ethical sourcing, environmental and carbon reduction policies within their business.
Measure their carbon, environmental and supply chain impact including business operations, material extraction and production.
Be transparent about their carbon, environmental and supply chain impact and the ways in which they are working to reduce this and ensure that the information is accessible to clients
Be specific in targeting areas where they can reduce the carbon and environmental impacts of their business. These target areas should be at least in line with the Government’s own Net Zero Carbon targets for the construction industry (78% reduction in emissions by 2038, 100% reduction in emissions by 2050).
Continue to measure and assess their progress against their carbon, environmental and supply chain goals and adjust practices where necessary.