Products

Responsible sourcing of our products has a massive impact on a global scale, and securing future materials in the supply chain is an integrated part of running a sustainable business.

 

Product quality and integrity

STARK Group supplies safe, reliable and robust products to our customers. We are committed to procuring products from financially healthy, reliable sources that trade ethically and responsibly and demonstrate anti-corruptive policies. This is ensured with rigorous monitoring of suppliers, product quality, and customer satisfaction. We undertake prompt and deliberate corrective action where products do not comply with legislation, or where product failures have been identified.

We work with our suppliers to encourage sustainable practices, and to maintain excellent standards of product quality and safety without jeopardising ecosystems and society in the long term.

Responsible sourcing

Responsible sourcing of our products has a massive impact on a global scale, and securing future materials in the supply chain is an integrated part of running a sustainable business.

To ensure a relevant assortment of products that continuously meets market expectations and follows product development, STARK Group consistently offer a broad range of eco-labelled products. We also supply materials to satisfy public procurement policies and the requirements of sustainable construction certification schemes (i.e. DGNB, LEED, BREEAM).

Responsible timber sourcing

More than one-third of our sourced products, when measured in monetary terms, is timber or timber-based. This fact makes responsible sourcing of timber and timber products of prime importance to us. Since 2009, STARK Group has increasingly focused on the procurement of sustainable timber.

By continuously increasing the percentage of FSC® and PEFC™ certified timber in STARK Group assortments through our Responsible Timber Sourcing Policy, we encourage and strengthen sustainable forest management that takes into consideration people, wildlife and the environment. Our Responsible Timber Sourcing Policy can be found in our sustainability report.

Ethical behaviour & human rights

As a part of STARK Group's core values, we are committed to operating under high ethical standards that support, amongst others, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

We acknowledge that the products we source are available thanks to the efforts of a vast number of people working within the mining, forestry and manufacturing industry. So, when we source our products, we take ethical concerns and human rights into consideration to support safe and decent working conditions along the supply chain. 

Our Supplier Code of Conduct is dedicated to helping each of our employees and suppliers live the STARK Group values daily in all decisions and interactions across the supply chain. We expect our suppliers, contractors and agents to adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct and to adopt similar standards.