ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone Certification
Coldspring is a Proud Sustainable Stone Producer
The third-party verified ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone Certification ensures architects and owners that stone for their buildings is produced in an economic, environmental and socially responsible manner.
TALK THE TALK. WALK THE WALK.
Sustainability Assessment for the Production of Natural Dimension Stone
WE HAVE GOALS IN PLACE TO MEASURE & IMPROVE
ELEMENTS OF OUR SUSTAINABLE FOOTPRINT
CARBON & ENERGY
Coldspring is focused on improving energy efficiency, thereby reducing carbon impacts as a part of our effort to implement lean manufacturing and control costs while maintaining the highest safety, environmental and corporate financial standards. We have a corporate goal to reduce our energy consumption by 2% each year with various strategies in place to obtain this goal, including how we replace and maintain our equipment, upgrade to LED light bulbs, an idling policy within our quarry operations, as well as the addition of solar panels in fall 2018. All to improve our process and optimize efficiencies in the usage of energy.
We strive to utilize everything we extract from the earth which directly impacts the quantity of land affected by extraction and processing. We seek to minimize our impacts on habitat, and to ensure that when we are finished using a particular site that it can be returned effectively for use as a high-value habitat.
Although our products properly installed will last for generations, we must be ever mindful of the solid waste that is generated throughout the value stream (e.g. plastic banding, foam sheets, tires, oil, office waste, etc.) Coldspring aims to decrease the amount of waste that goes to landfill at all stages of our products value chain under our control.
Coldspring strives to develop strategies to be efficient with water usage. We must do our part to minimize our fresh water consumption and to ensure the quality of water we release back to the environment. We currently recycle more than 90% of the water used in operations.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
A good corporate citizen is one that makes informed and responsible choices in all areas of its business. We must treat our employees well, care for our communities, be good stewards of the environment and embody a culture of continuous improvement. We value transparency, honesty, hard work and empathy for the impact that any product has on people and the environment.
Making sure that chemicals are used as sparingly as possible, and responsibly where required, is a key component of corporate sustainability and environmental leadership. Following a third-party audit of our chemical use, we are now actively looking for ways to eliminate “red-list” chemicals in our operation.
* Post-closure reclamation plans of certified quarries can be made available upon request.