What are these pilots Natural Stone

The pilots are meant for Dutch organisations that buy natural stone, for example municipal authorities and companies that trade in natural stone.

The pilots will run from 2017 to 2020. At the end of this period, companies will know how sustainable procurement practices can help them contribute actively to reducing RBC risks in the production and supply chain, in particular the risk of child labour. Guidelines have also been developed to help companies procure natural stone in a more responsible way.

The pilots concentrate on three aspects:

  1. Sustainable procurement
  2. Due diligence (also known as ‘RBC risk management’)
  3. Child labour-free production