Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)
CED Stone Group are full and active members of the Ethical Trading
Initiative (ETI), initially starting their journey with the ETI at a
Foundation stage in April 2012.
Widespread issues around workers rights are often interconnected with other aspects such as economic poverty, cultural differences and political problems. Global supply chains are highly complex, and it can be challenging for companies in the hard landscaping industry who are committed to trading ethically. Unfortunately, the stone industry is
prone to these problems, and we understand that these issues are best
tackled through a collaborative approach which is why we team up with organisations like the ETI.
Through our involvement with the ETI, we are able to harness the
expertise, knowledge and resources of all the affiliate members to
identify problems, and help develop innovative and long-lasting
solutions. We measure our success by the way in which workers can
successfully negotiate for a better working life, where their rights are
Across the board, we enforce an ethically constructed ‘Fair Pricing
Policy’ and encourage our suppliers to charge realistic prices, not
charging so little that their employees suffer. Our staff will always
set realistic production deadlines with our clients, to ensure that our
supply chain workers are not being overworked.
For further information about the work of the Ethical Trading
Initiative or to see a full version of the Base Code, please visit