About us

XertifiX stands for …

  • fair produced natural stones from Asia
  • better working conditions in factories and quarries
  • Independent and unannounced inspections in Asian manufacturing facilities
  • the commitment to disadvantaged working families and their children
  • the assistance of affected child laborers

Our Mission

XertifiX is an NGO that fights for better working conditions and environmental protection in the Asian stone sector. On a regular basis, we inspect factories and quarries in India, China and Vietnam to make sure that our standard criteria are fulfilled. The standard comprises the ILO core labour conventions, including the prohibition of child labour and slavery, better health and safety protection of adult workers, fair wages and working hours, environmental protection and legality. If the requirements are fulfilled XertifiX issues certificates for the stones. Herewith, fairly produced stones can be imported from Asia!

Unique approach

In the factories (quarries and processing) we first determine the status quo. Then the producers have the chance to gradually improve.

The label comes in two categories: XertifiX Standard and XertifiX PLUS.

This way you get fairly and decently produced natural stones from Asia!

Our team

Fair work for the parents + good schools = future for the children

Ingrid Sehrbrock, XertifiX e.V., Chairwoman

Fair and decent produced natural stones from Asia are feasible!

Dr. Walter Schmidt, XertifiX e.V., CEO

Ban on child labor without help for children is cynical!

Benjamin Pütter, XertifiX e.V., Co-Founder

Our traders

Child labour

How to combat child labor and slave labor? Prohibitions alone do not help. You have to start much wider. Those who pay unfair wages, those who ignore health and safety, who allow unsafe working conditions, risk sickness and undersupply of workers and promotes the cycle of poverty, poor education and poor job prospects. In addition, child labor not only harms the children themselves because they can not attend school or graduate. As children’s labor supply increases, the pressure on adult wages increases. They are all the more easily extortionable with lowest wages.

Heribert Scharrenbroich, State Secretary a.D.
Prof. Dr. Gregor Lang-Wojtasik, Professor of Educational Science
Wolfgang Pantförder, Mayor a.D.
Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, Federal Minister a.D.


The Federal Government to XertifiX:

“Good choice! This seal meets our credibility and social requirements” (www.siegelklarheit.de)

To become active




In own thing: New XertifiX standard

September 21st, 2018|

We are pleased to announce the updated XertifiX standard: The XertifiX-Standard Over the past few months, we have updated our standard in a complex process involving many different stakeholders. The final version was approved by [...]

Brandenburg: Prohibition of grave stones from child labor

September 18th, 2018|

„Brot für die Welt“ begrüßt den Plan des Landes Brandenburg, Kommunen zum Verbot von Grabsteinen aus Kinderarbeit zu ermächtigen. Thilo Hoppe, Leiter der Grundsatzabteilung des Hilfswerk macht jedoch auf einige Aspekte aufmerksam, die es [...]

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