tue 10 MAY 2016
1st International Sustainable Stone Conference
20 May 2016

In the framework  of the next edition of Carrara Marmotec, International Fair of Marble, Technologies and Design (18-21 May 2016), a new event on the topic of sustainability in the field of natural stone will see the light.This is the 1st International Sustainable Stone Conference, to be held May 20, 2016, in Carrara.

The event aims to promote the creation of a meeting platform where the sector of innovation and businesses can discuss and exchange viewpoints on the issue of sustainable approach in the stone industry.The discussion will deal with the field of application and the demonstration of sustainable solutions and productions in the field of raw materials in the construction industry in order to encourage improvements in the supply chain and to reduce environmental, economic and social impact.The debate, extended on an international scale, assumes a crucial importance for the decision process: the debate on the role of sustainability in support of policies and practices related to production chains, in fact, can be a very useful tool for development and preservation if adopted by the production system, by governments and by international organizations to guide decisions and future policies.

In this perspective, the conference aims at stimulating an international debate on methodologies and tools concerning the analysis of the impact of eco-innovation and strategies in current and future scenarios. The objective is to reduce such impact by developing work on the following three topics:

Environmental sustainability: recovery and recycling of waste and sludge resulting from processing systems, saving resources and energy systems, environmental impact assessment systems (Life Cycle Assessment), management systems and environmental labels.

Planning and Social sustainability: international best practices for the assessment of social impact in the stone industry, methods for the measurement of shared value, innovative approaches in the field of safety and training• Economic sustainability: certification and trade marks, business networks, innovation, creation of local added value, start-up, Industrial Tourism.

Sustainable Architecture and Ecodesign


More Info here: http://www.carraramarmotec.com/it/sustainable-stone-conference/sustainable-stone-conference.asp