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Beltrami is putting its weight behind the Trustone Initiative

14 mei 2019

On Friday 10 May 2019, along with the entire Benelux Natural Stone Federation (FEBENAT), Brachot-Hermant Group (for the brands Brachot-Beltrami and Stoneasy.com) signed the Trustone covenant in the presence of the minister-president of the Flemish Government, Geert Bourgeois.

Trustone is a Flemish-Dutch initiative in which government bodies, trade unions, NGOs and the natural stone sector make agreements for more responsible production and purchasing of natural stone from high-risk countries such as India and China.

However the idea of sustainable business is not new to the Brachot-Hermant Group. Bram Callewier, General Manager of Stoneasy.com (part of the Brachot-Hermant Group), has been personally committed to sustainable trade for more than a decade. Several local projects aimed at social sustainability have been carried out in recent years.
Consequently Bram was very closely involved in the negotiations that led to the creation of the Trustone sustainability label.

Trustone is not only open to direct importers but also to indirect importers such as building materials, natural stone processors and contractors active in road-building, with the aim of ultimately reaching the final consumer as well.

Visit the website https://www.imvoconvenanten.nl/natuursteen?sc_lang=en for more information about the Trustone Initiative.

Find out more about the Trustone Initiative