Parties pilot natural stone visit Belgian quarry
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.
The aim of the visit was to jointly form a frame of reference with the participating companies and contracting authorities for projects. We will set this up in the coming period in production countries in Asia. Plans for implementing are being developed. Parties would like to learn from these projects how companies can set up projects together with unions and NGOs and what role contracting authorities can play in this. The lessons will be anchored in the TruStone Initiative.