Hardscape have always promoted boots on the ground activity at origin sources. Engaging was primarily to ensure material quality but also merged well with our aim to implement the 9 Base Code Principals of the Ethical Trading Initiative throughout our supply chain.
Glenn Bradley our Regional Manager for Ireland (but who also manages our ETI work) is presently ‘on deployment’ to our sandstone process yards in Rajasthan overseeing block stone acquisition and tests of calibrating machinery. On a quick ground situation report Glenn said “Post monsoon, all is as ready as it can be for quality supply of sandstone material for on time delivery throughout 2012. With our ethical role in the region it was fantastic to see rescued child labourers steal the show at the Delhi half marathon yesterday where a group of 40 young rescued people participated to prove their rights & ability to a fair life. A serious well done to Child Fund India who work with companies like ours and others to free supply chains of Child Labour.”