Natural Stone University Adds New Sustainability Guidance Course

A new course focused on the requirements needed to certify to the Natural Stone Sustainability Standard is now available in the Natural Stone University. This video series provides step by step guidance to help quarriers and producers complete the process of certifying to the standard. Participants will receive an overview … Read more

Updated Natural Stone Sustainability Standard Now Available

A new version of the Natural Stone Sustainability Standard (ANSI/NSI 373 Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone) has been published. The new version reflects the standard’s name change and makes the requirement for community approval of quarry reclamation plans optional.  The Natural Stone Sustainability Standard is updated every five years … Read more

Dekton by Cosentino Achieves Carbon Neutrality

Carbon neutrality has been achieved for the entire life cycle of Dekton® (from cradle to grave), covering Scopes 1, 2 and 3, from the extraction of the raw material, to the use of the product and the end of its life. This recognition, obtained through emission reduction and compensation projects … Read more

Neolith Achieves Carbon Neutral Status

To attain the highly-prized carbon neutral status Neolith® followed the internationally recognized Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG) and implemented a dynamic, innovation-led sustainability strategy coupled with tactical, high value carbon off-setting. These measures have led to carbon neutrality across the entire business, significantly seeing the brand receiving 100 percent of its … Read more

Michels Red Granite Quarries Achieve ANSI/NSC 373 Certification

Following its commitment to sustainable business practices, Michels Corporation achieved certification of two red granite quarries in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Red Granite Quarry and Wausau Red Granite Quarry have both achieved certification to the ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone Standard. Requirements for the Chain of Custody portion … Read more

Michels Red Granite Quarries Achieve ANSI/NSC 373 Certification

Following its commitment to sustainable business practices, Michels Corporation achieved certification of two red granite quarries in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Red Granite Quarry and Wausau Red Granite Quarry have both achieved certification to the ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone Standard. Requirements for the Chain of Custody portion … Read more

LEED v4 and LBC Now Recognize Sustainable Stone Certification

The Natural Stone Council (NSC) – an association made up of the leading Natural Stone Associations in the country – announced its Sustainable Production for Natural Dimension Stone (ANSI/NSC 373) certification is now recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED v4 building certification program, as well as the International Living … Read more

LEED v4 and LBC Now Recognize Sustainable Stone Certification

The Natural Stone Council (NSC) – an association made up of the leading Natural Stone Associations in the country – announced its Sustainable Production for Natural Dimension Stone (ANSI/NSC 373) certification is now recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED v4 building certification program, as well as the International Living … Read more

A Look at the Natural Stone Sustainability Standard ANSI/NSC-373

In 2014, after 5 years in development, the ANSI/NSC-373 standard for “Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone” was released, and recently TexaStone Quarries was the first to be certified under that standard. So, we thought we would share with you this video that explains the standards developed by the Natural … Read more

TexaStone Quarries Named First Company to Meet NSC Sustainability Standards

TexaStone Quarries, based in Garden City, Texas, is the first company to achieve the level of certified stone producer under new sustainability standards. The creation of the program – ANSI/NSC-373 Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone – was completed earlier this year, following several years of development using the consensus-based … Read more