Michels Certifies Red Granite Quarries to Sustainability Standards
Michels Corporation, in its commitment to sustainable business practices, achieved certification of two of its red granite quarries in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Red Granite Quarry and Wausau Red Granite Quarry achieved certification to the ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone Standard.
Michels also completed requirements for the Chain of Custody portion of the NSC 373 standard, which allows the material to be tracked from point of harvest, through fabrication and travel and to the project site.
In 2017, Michels became the first company in Wisconsin and fifth in the world to successfully complete the Natural Stone Council’s process and received NSC 373 certification for two of its limestone quarries. Michels continues to explore certification at additional sites that align with the standard.
NSC 373 certification is a voluntary accreditation based on performance and metrics for improvement in the following categories: water, transportation and chain of custody, site management, land reclamation, corporate governance, energy, management of excess process material and solid waste, safer chemical and materials management, human health and safety, and innovation.
“Sustainability is important to Michels, our customers and the design community,” said M.O. Bohrer, Michels Vice President of Corporate Business Development and former chairman of the Natural Stone Council. “We are tremendously proud to be the first company to have both red granite and limestone quarries that meet these rigorous standards.”
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