Portuguese limestone and marble company Airelimestones has joined the Ethical Stone Register.
The Register was established by Stone Federation Great Britain in response to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 as a way for stone companies to help clients and developers satisfy the requirement of the Act to provide a modern slavery statement.
Airelimestones is a family company informed by the wisdom of several generations of the family in the stone industry. The company says it values sustainable responsibility with respect for the environment and human work.
Its factory in Rua dos Arneiros in the west of Portugal is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery to meet the demands of the most ambitious projects.
Airelimestones joins the Ethical Stone Register at the ‘Declaration’ level. At this tier, companies complete a questionnaire looking at the responsible and ethical sourcing practices of their businesses.
The idea is that the Register provides a framework for a journey through ‘Verification’ to ‘Accreditation’.
At the Verification tier, the claims made by a company at the Declaration level are independently externally verified.
At the Accreditation tier, companies will have met the requirements of the Declaration and Verification tiers and will be further audited.
The aim is to have the Register widely recognised as a beneficial resource that gains credits on BREEAM and LEED at the Accreditation level.