IRBC TruStone Initiative launched: The Netherlands and Flanders join forces for fair natural stone

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.
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The ‘IRBC TruStone Initiative’ came about after extensive discussions led by the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands. The sector will immediately start surveying risks in the production chain and will work with all the parties involved in the initiative to tackle such problems as child labour, forced labour, restrictions on freedom of association, and health and safety abuses in the production chain. The Flemish parties signed the initiative in Brussels on Friday 10 May.

Read more on the website of the Agreement.