For Stone Industry Professionals

Our goal is to provide Natural Stone Institute members—and the stone industry at large—with the tools they need to ensure due diligence on all workplace safety-related matters, including forced labor.

Natural Stone Institute Resources:

Safety Resources for Stone Companies

Resources for creating a safe work environment.

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Natural Stone Supplier to Buyer Manual

Industry standards and best practices for domestic and international suppliers and buyers of natural stone. Includes rules and guidelines for purchasing from or selling to overseas clients.

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Third-Party Verified NSI Credentialling Programs

Natural Stone Sustainability Standard

Certification to the Natural Stone Sustainability Standard is the ultimate validation of responsible and sustainable production practices in the natural stone industry. It examines and verifies areas of natural stone production, including social governance and human health and safety.

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NSI Accreditation Program

This qualified labor credential for countertop fabricators and commercial installers ensures that companies comply with industry best practices including quality, safety, and customer service.

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Additional Resources on Preventing Forced Labor in Supply Chains:

Design for Freedom

A movement bringing industry leaders together to eliminate forced labor in building materials supply chains, create true market transformation, and build a more equitable future.

Design for Freedom Toolkit

Ethical Stone Register

An online tool designed to provide a single source point for ethically and responsibly sourced natural stone.

About the ESR     Member companies

Ethical Trading Initiative

A leading alliance of companies, trade unions, and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe.

ETI Guide to Buying Responsibly     ETI Guide to Ethical Stone Sourcing

TruStone Initiative

An effort by the natural stone sector in Flanders and the Netherland to tackle the issue of human rights and labor violations in the natural stone industry.

About the TruStone Initiative     Guidance on addressing child labor in the stone industry


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