Stones for Living
Corporate Social Responsibility
We at NGR® are convinced that companies can only be successful in the long term if sustainability and responsibility are part of their corporate identity. Fairness, respect and transparency in everyday relations with our clients and staff are an essential element of good corporate culture.
As a globally trading company we also feel responsible for the people in the developing countries that are part of the supply chain of our natural stone products.
For many years now we have been dedicated to the compliance and constant improvement of social and ecological production standards in the natural stone business.
All our contractual suppliers in Asia have committed themselves to the adherence to our code of conduct which is the basis of all our purchasing agreements. Our code of conduct defines social and ecological minimum standards in the supply chain of our products. One of the main demands of our contractual suppliers is for example the adherence to the IL conventions 138 and 182, significant labor rights (e.g. work safety), the ban of discrimination, adherence to minimum wages as well as the freedom of assembly and collective bargaining.
We cooperate with different labeling initiatives such as XertifiX and have initiated unannounced inspections at a multitude of the sites of our suppliers and subcontractors.
We are in constant dialogue with our suppliers, support the work of NGOs and are involved in important health- and educational projects from which many families in the natural stone industry benefit.