• RIBA/CPD Learning units: 1
Ethical procedures and environmental practice are important issues to all users of natural stone, from local authorities and specifiers through to engineers and contractors; these issues have become a fundamental driver in the procurement process. The key question that practitioners face is, how can you be sure that the natural stone product you specify and procure is ethically and sustainably sourced? This seminar discusses what ethical and sustainable procurement means, highlights industry best practice, and discusses carbon footprinting and the ethical trade policies that currently exist within the marketplace. The resulting knowledge being a base level understanding which will allow clients to make more informed purchasing decisions.