SOURCE: Cornerstone Standards Council

Cornerstone Standards Council

February 20, 2016 10:00 ET

Cornerstone Standards Council Presents Ontario's First Responsible Quarry Certificate

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - February 20, 2016) - In an Ontario first, CRH Canada Group will be presented Monday with a certificate recognizing its Acton Quarry as the world's first certified responsible quarry. Stone, sand and gravel from the quarry will now carry the Cornerstone Standards Council (CSC) label and, for the first time ever, aggregate buyers will be able to purchase aggregate materials knowing they come from an operation that protects the environment, engages openly with the community and operates following industry best practices. For aggregate operators CSC's certification promises a less contentious siting process, improved social license to operate and preferred market access from public and private purchasers.

Please join Cornerstone Standards Council as we present CRH Canada with the world's first CSC Certificate.

What: Reception and presentation of CSC Certificate to CRH Canada Group

  • remarks from Rick Bonnette, Mayor of Halton Hills
  • remarks from Baudouin Nizet, President and CEO, CRH Canada
  • remarks from Tim Jackson, Director with Ontario Trillium Foundation

When: Monday, February 22, 2016, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Where: Fairmont Royal York, Salon 1 (19th Floor), 100 Front St. West, Toronto

Further details and interviews on this announcement can be arranged with:

  • Mayor of Halton Hills, Rick Bonnette;
  • President and CEO of CRH Canada Group Inc., Baudouin Nizet; and
  • Executive Directors of leading environmental organizations Ontario Nature and Environmental Defence

About Cornerstone Standards Council
Cornerstone Standards Council (CSC) is a non-profit organization that creates, administers and promotes widespread support for voluntary certification of responsibly sourced aggregate materials. Its current focus is to engage industry and community stakeholders in the on-the-ground application of its Responsible Aggregate Standard in order to learn about the Standard's strengths and weaknesses and determine how it can be improved. CSC's work is funded in part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, which helps it to implement its voluntary certification system for aggregates in Ontario. For more information visit

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