ETHICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT
Palladio Stone sources and supplies cut-to-size and worked natural stone products for urban landscape and building projects throughout the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland.
We use our experience and research to provide the most appropriate resources for any particular scheme.
We present this short explanation of these criteria which inform our approach to those aspects of business which supersede the simple concept of ' Supply and Demand ' and which will allow our present and prospective customers to consider whether our values coincide with their own and those to whom they may be responsible.
Much of the Natural Stone which we supply comes from European quarries and their associated works; with many of these we hold the sole sales rights. In all cases we have made every effort to ensure that the relevant E.U. Directives on Health and Safety, Working Conditions, Social & Welfare legislation etc.
We do not sell worked materials from India as we are not satisfied that child labour and safe working practices can be guaranteed.
Because we have had to be certain that Child Labour is NOT used and that the quality, sustainability etc., meet our other expectations, we retain our own Quarry-Master in Northern China. There are of course, other wider concerns about the Peoples Republic of China which exercise the conscience of most of the free world. Whilst we may trade profitably and successfully with the P.R.C. and our customers can receive the benefits of competitively priced materials should we not try to make some difference ?…
Though I am different from you,
We were born involved in one another;
Nor by any means can we escape
The intimate sharing of good and ill.
T‘ao Ch‘ien (AD 365-427) (Trans. Arthur Waley)