What Makes Natural Stone Sustainable?

Explore the metrics used to define sustainable production in the dimension stone industry including energy/carbon, land impacts, ingredient transparency, and social responsibility.

 

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Water

Minimal fresh water used in processing, ensuring good quality of water being released back to the environment

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Energy

Energy efficient operations with low carbon impacts

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Custody & Transportation

Efficiency of the transportation and handling of stone

 

 

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Chain of Custody

An unbroken chain of certified organizations from quarry to end user

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Chemicals & Materials

Safe management of chemicals within operations and avoidance of Red List chemicals

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Excess Materials

Low amounts of excess processed material and solid waste that goes into landfills

 

 

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Innovation

Promoting continuous improvement and transformation of the industry

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Site Management

Site-specific measurement plans to ensure responsible management of environmental impacts

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Land Reclamation

Responsible and sustainable reclamation of quarry sites once operations have ceased

 

 

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Human Health & Safety

Plans to ensure that workers are provided with a safe and healthy work environment

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Corporate Governance

Social responsibility through workplace regulations and employee/ community programs

 

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