On June 12, 2017, the book “Kleine Hände – Großer Profit” by Benjamin Pütter has been published. The presentation of the work of XertifiX in the book makes it necessary to provide explanatory remarks:
It is the great merit of Pütter that he initiated and founded XertifiX with others. As a long-term honorary manager, he has done a tremendous amount of work and contributed significantly to the fact that the subject of child labor in the natural stone industry became known to the German public. By way of XertifiX in the first few years, child labor in the Indian natural stone industry has been significantly combated.
With the change of CEO and first chairman and the changed requirements for seals, however, XertifiX has also undergone a change in understanding that it is not enough to issue a seal in which there is no child labor but inhuman working conditions, e.g.
For these reasons, starting in 2012, successively there have been
The character and essence of XertifiX have fundamentally changed as a result of this and because of the work started in China and Vietnam. The requirements for the auditors and the team of XertifiX today are entirely different from the start of XertifiX. Today, there are international requirements, which require serious certifiers such as XertifiX. From this it can be seen:
If you pay attention to this, reading the very interesting book “Kleine Hände – Großer Profit” is recommended.
Hannover, 12th June 2017
The Board of XertifiX e.V.