XertifiX for better working and environmental conditions

XertifiX expands control criteria and strengthens sealing requirements

After long preparation and numerous consultations, the XertifiX criteria, which form the basis of our inspections, were extended at the board meeting on 27.04.2012. On our website you will find the list of XertifiX criteria .

The main focus of XertifiX remains the effective and successful fight against child labor through unannounced controls, education and support for schools.

However, we see the potential that the working conditions we control for the adult workers, as well as the environmental conditions, can be gradually improved in the companies we control. We start with the status quo of each quarry and each factory and develop from this starting point the respective intermediate targets to be fulfilled. The XertifiX criteria are hereby the target catalogue, which is worked on in each quarry and each factory.

Decisive is the willingness and implementation of a gradual improvement. Each year, in addition to the unannounced controls, the announced audit takes place, in which the inspector together with the person responsible for the production site jointly determines the progress to be achieved within one year. This target agreement is then binding and must be implemented within one year.

We are confident that in this way we will be taking another important step towards improving the production conditions of Indian natural stones.

2019-09-23T08:56:05+02:00May 18th, 2012|

Nordindien: Zwei Polizisten bei Steinbruchkontrollen ermor

Diese Woche erreicht uns von unserem Nordindien-Inspektor die Nachricht, dass in Madhya Pradesh zwei hochrangige Polizisten bei Kontrollen von illegalen Steinbrüchen ermordet wurden:

There have been some new developments in Madhya Pradesh – where there have been two high profile murders (within a span of just one week) of senior Police officers who were trying to control the illegal mining in that area. As such, there is high alert in the area and movement of people is restricted to prevent further such instances.

Wir werden daher auch die XertifiX-Inspektionen in der Region in Madhya Pradesh aussetzen, bis die Situation unter Kontrolle ist.
Hintergrund: In Indien wird ein beträchtlicher Anteil der Natursteine in Steinbrüchen abgebaut, für die keine Steuern an den Staat abgeführt werden, sog. illegale Steinbrüche ohne staatliche Lizenz.

2012-03-15T12:21:37+01:00March 15th, 2012|

Bremen beschließt Änderung des Gesetzes über Friedhofswe

“Der Friedhofsträger kann in seiner Friedhofsordnung festlegen, dass nur
Grabsteine und Grabeinfassungen verwendet werden dürfen, die nachweislich
aus fairem Handel stammen und ohne ausbeuterische Kinderarbeit im Sinne des
Übereinkommen Nr. 182 der Internationalen Arbeitsorganisation vom 17. Juni
1999 über das Verbot und unverzügliche Maßnahmen zur Beseitigung der
schlimmsten Formen der Kinderarbeit (BGBl. 2001 II S. 1290) hergestellt sind.”
siehe: Änderungsantrag

Der Änderungsantrag von SPD und Bündnis 90/Die Grünen wird am 10.11.2010 in erster und zweiter Lesung beschlossen.

siehe: Beschlussprotokoll

2010-11-17T11:49:26+01:00November 17th, 2010|

ARTE report on XertifiX

On November 25, 2009, at 10:30 pm, the television channel ARTE reported on the work of XertifiX in the show ZOOM EUROPA.

For more information, please visit here for 7 days.

2019-09-16T17:32:06+02:00November 23rd, 2009|