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Multi-Stakeholder-Initiative

Founded in 2006, Fair Stone was a Multi-Stakeholde-Iinitiative (MSI) right from the beginning. A group of dedicated professionals, mostly with long-term experiences in their fields, developed the project with the aim to improve the working conditions in China. None of these MSI members has any commercial interest in the natural stone business.
The initial steering group was composed of the following experts, among others:
 

Walter Riester

Walter Riester
Former Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs
Representative for
employees

Reiner Krug

Reiner Krug
Managing Director of Deutscher Naturwerkstein Verband e.V. (DNV)
Representative of enterprises

Gerhard Czuck

Gerhard Czuck
Safety Engineer at BGRCI
Expert at ISSA
(International Social
Security Association)

Heinecke Werner

Heinecke Werner
WiN=WiN GmbH
Expert for developing
countries

Establishment of the Fair Stone e.V.

Since February 2014 Fair Stone has become an independent association. The members are involved in all decisions regarding the Fair Stone standard. A meeting of the members takes place at least once a year.

Everyone can become a member of the association. The board will decide on pending applications during the annual meeting of the members. For more information please refer to the statutes of the association.

Additionally to the members of the founding steering group, the association can call on the expertise of the following members, among others:
 

Peter Jakob

Peter Jakob
Construction engineer
Former major of the city Kirchheim Teck

Saskia Klinger

Saskia Klinger
Trade and industry promoter of the city Kirchheim Teck
Previous managing director of Fair Stone

Songard Dohrn

Songard Dohrn
Social worker
Director of the Fair Trade Town Kirchheim Teck

Dr. Hajo Schmidt

Dr. Hajo Schmidt
Physician
Tropical doctor with many years of experience in Africa