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TruStone Initiative: Participating companies and governments visited India

13-03-2020

In the first week of March a delegation of companies and contracting authorities have visited the region of Telangana in India and engaged in dialogue with local stakeholders (owners/management of natural stones production sites, employers, and local governments.

DKG Group first major retail chain to join TruStone Initiative

06-02-2020

DKG Group (best known in the Netherlands for Bruynzeel Kitchens and Keller Kitchens) is the 28th signatory to the IRBC TruStone Initiative, raising the number of Dutch signatories to fourteen.

TruStone Initiative welcomes the City of Amsterdam during kick-off event

29-11-2019

The TruStone Initiative is gaining momentum. At the kick-off event to mark the official start of the implementation phase, practical cases were presented to help the participants with implementing their International RBC policy. In addition, the City of Amsterdam was welcomed as a new participating member.

The international RBC agreement for the natural stone sector enters into a new phase

11-10-2019

The multi-stakeholder TruStone Initiative entered into force on October the 1st. The parties have also appointed an independent chairperson for the implementation of the Agreement. This is the next phase of the Netherlands and Flanders collaboration on international responsible business conduct (international RBC) in the natural stone sector.

Parties pilot natural stone visit Belgian quarry

27-05-2019

On Wednesday 22 May, a group of 20 participants of the pilot project on sustainable procurement (MVI) natural stone visited the Carrières du Hainaut quarry in Wallonia. The quarry is one of the largest in Europe. Hard stone is extracted, which is largely used for public space in the Netherlands and Flanders.

Indian partners Trustone Initiative visit the Netherlands

23-05-2019

On 23 May, participants in the TruStone Initiative and the pilot projects on socially responsible procurement of natural stone met with Indian partners from the NGOs Arisa and Coalitie Stop Child Labour.

IRBC TruStone Initiative launched

13-05-2019

The Dutch and Flemish natural stone industry, the Dutch and Flemish governments, NGOs and trade unions have agreed to work together towards more responsible production and procurement of natural stone. The ‘IRBC TruStone Initiative’ came about after extensive discussions led by the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands.