Here at StoneSet we are committed to operating in socially, ethically and environmentally responsbile ways. Below are some of the organisations we support and initiatives we’ve undertaken.
The vast majority of our stone is decorative aggregate from crusher quarrying in Australia. Essentially large rock is extracted from the ground and crushed to produce aggregate, which is then screened into the sizes. This is significantly more sustainable than sourcing river stone type pebble which has become rounded by decades of erosion. StoneSet Sources only from Australian quarries certified by the Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) this means;
- Fair worker wages and conditions
- Far less energy in freighting stone (from overseas)
- Water Free Treatment to ‘wash’ stones clean
WIRES Animal Rescue
We are proud supporters of WIRES – NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc. Which is Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation. We support wires both financially and with directors being active Volunteers.
Offsetting 27 Tonnes of co2
Since July 2017, StoneSet has been an annual “Green Partner” of the carbon offsetting organisation “Carbon Neutral“. Collectively, 22 million trees have been planted over the last 15 years and Australian Association of United Nations credits them with “a clear vision for biodiverse revegetation at a large scale as they seek to create a 10,000 sq km habitat corridor”
StoneSet supplied paving for the Sustainable water usage feature at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden show.