Marshalls international ethics

Marshalls fairstone range

How can Marshalls call its Indian stone range Fairstone?

Simple - because it has been sourced and made fairly!
Marshalls knows where its quarried stone comes from and how it is manufactured; and it knows that it has been produced with a clear set of ethical values and commitments that it strongly believes in

· That no child labour is used
· Indian workers receive living wages
· Health & Safety practises are in place

To ensure this Marshalls and its sole Indian stone partner Stone Shippers India employ a full time, field-based, Social Auditor who works with the quarries and workers to manage the ongoing implementation of the ETI (Ethical Trading Initiative) Base Code. A code which sets out fair working conditions for all workers around the world. It is also committed to working in partnership with Stone Shippers India to achieve the continuous improvement in conditions in the supply chain; to help deliver real benefits to all workers and their families involved in stone production in India. Our commitment doesn’t stop there we also consider the wider communities in the quarry areas. Since early 2007 Marshalls has fully funded a Non-governmental organisation Hadoti Hast Shilp Sansthan to develop and run 4 free schools and 6 free Health Centres in the heart of the quarrying area in Bundhi. Giving children an education they would not have received and ensuring that their and their family’s welfare is catered for. This is all part of Marshalls commitments to the ETI and its Base Code including regular visits from Marshalls’ people to the quarries to ensure these practices are adhered to – to the absolute letter.

But why does Marshalls do all this?

It does it because by the time your patio, driveway, wall or steps are installed we think it’s important you know it has been made fairly and that it has had a positive impact on the local communities involved in its quarrying and processing.