LSI Stone has progressed from Declaration Level and become a Verification level Ethical Stone Register member, providing their clients with the assurance that comes from using an independently audited ESR member company. They will join the ever-growing list of companies and stones on the Ethical Stone Register.
The Ethical Stone Register is a unique resource created specifically for the natural stone industry, in response to The Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the issues of sourcing materials responsibly. The project will allow natural stone companies, whatever their size, to offer a responsible and manageable ethical sourcing solution to their clients.
LSI Stone is now in the two-tier phase, from the total of three in the ESR membership.
Declaration – To achieve this level, a company will need to meet 100% of the ESR criteria. The claims and assertions made by a firm at this level will be by means of self-declaration.
Verification – This will involve an independent auditor assessing the journey of the material and ensuring that the responsible and ethical sourcing criteria are met the whole way along the supply chain. Only verified stones will appear on the Register itself.
Accreditation – members will have met the requirements of the Declaration and Verification tiers and will be further audited for this level. The aim is to have the scheme recognised and to gain credits within schemes such as BREEAM and LEED at this tier.
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