10 Ways Stone Sign Co. is Advancing Eco-Friendly Practices in Stone Production


Here at Stone Sign Co. we are committed to sustainability and reducing our environmental impact. Our production facilities and processes embrace eco-friendly practices to ensure that we are operating in the most sustainable way possible.

According to the study Life Cycle Analysis of dimensional stones production carried out by F. D. Cassiani, R. A. Lemes, and G. A. de Oliveira:

“Applying eco-friendly practices in the production of dimensional stones has the potential to reduce environmental impacts and contribute to sustainable development.”

In this article, we’ll explore 10 ways in which Stone Sign Co. is taking measures to promote eco-friendliness across our production processes.

1. Sourcing UK Stone Materials

At Stone Sign Co., we prioritise sourcing our stone materials from UK quarries, using the most sustainable and environmentally-friendly indigenous UK natural stones.

This not only reduces our carbon footprint by avoiding long transportation distances, but also supports local businesses and reduces the impact on the environment.

Digger in stone quarry

2. Renewable Energy

We are proud to utilise renewable energy through our solar panels installed at our production facilities – which also holds ISO 14001 certification, by the way!

This reduces our dependence on non-renewable energy sources, and helps us to lower our carbon emissions.

Solar panels on roof of Stone Sign Co. production facilities

3. Water Conservation

We take water conservation seriously and have implemented a water recycling system that has over 95% retrieval efficiency.

This helps us to minimise our water usage and reduce our environmental impact.

Water flowing

4. Recycling & Upcycling

Recycling is an important aspect of our stone processing and our wider business.

We recycle all aspects of stone processing and work to minimise waste, either by using excess materials for alternative products or crushing them for aggregates.

Recycled stone aggregates from excess limestone materials

5. Electric Vehicles & Forklifts

We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and have taken steps to convert our entire fleet of vehicles to electric, as well as upgrading our onsite industrial forklifts to electrically powered equivalents.

By using electric vehicles and forklifts, we are minimising our emissions and promoting sustainability in our operations.

An electric vehicle being charged at a charging point

6. Energy-Efficient Lighting

We have installed LED lighting across all our sites to minimise energy consumption and reduce our carbon footprint.

Energy-efficient LED lighting

7. Sustainable Transportation

We have made a conscious effort to transport our products via national road haulage instead of international sea freight to reduce transportation emissions.

Front end of lorry transporting goods via road haulage

8. Paperless System

We are transitioning to a paperless system wherever possible to reduce paper usage and promote sustainability.

Computer screen

9. Environmentally Responsible Quarries

We take care to select quarries that align with our future mineral reserves investment ethos.

This helps us to promote sustainable development and ensure that our stone sourcing is as eco-friendly as possible.

Work taking place at a stone quarry

10. Investment in Sustainable Development

We are committed to our continued investment in environmental improvements and sustainable development to further reduce our environmental impact.

A female holding a small plant growing from soil in her hands

Stone Sign Co. is committed to promoting eco-friendliness in all aspects of our operations. From sourcing materials locally and using renewable energy, to implementing recycling and upcycling practices, we are continually seeking ways to minimise our environmental impact.

We hope that this article has given you a better understanding of the steps we are taking to create a more sustainable future.

If you’re looking to create a stone project with a focus on sustainability, look no further than Stone Sign Co. From bespoke house name signs or business signage to unveiling plaques and stunning stone boulder signs, we’re committed to providing eco-friendly solutions every step of the way. Get in touch with us today at 02920 672 823, hello@stonesign.com, or via our online contact form to learn more and discuss your environmentally-conscious stone project with our friendly team.

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