Indian partners Trustone Initiative visit the Netherlands
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.
The Netherlands and Flanders are important importers of natural stone from India. The extraction and processing of natural stone is regularly done in India under poor conditions. Companies such as Beltrami and Arte di Granito are already actively involved in projects to combat child labour. With the TruStone Initiative and the pilot projects, Dutch and Flemish parties and companies are now joining forces. The conversation with the Indian partners yielded valuable lessons to give substance to that joint approach.
Read the report here (in dutch)