This is a partnership with The National Stone Council, Ecoform and NSF International to develop a Sustainability Assessment for Dimensional Stone. The standard recognizes sustainability practices in the natural stone industry and establishes a set of well-defined environmental, ecological, social responsibility and human health metrics.. The standard is expected to harmonize national and international environmental, ecological, human health, and social responsibility requirements for stone quarrying and production. This voluntary Standard emphasizes disclosure of information on both impacts and benefits of a dimensional stone product from a sustainability perspective.
This Standard applies to natural stone quarried internationally or domestically, and the processing for that stone block or slab type claiming conformance to the Standard. This standard covers criteria from quarry operation through processing.
Estimated completion: Mid 2012
If your industry is interested in developing a sustainable product standard or have specific questions regarding membership on these particular standards committees, please contact Jessica Evans, Director of Standards, at email@example.com for more information.