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Thanks to modern technology and overseas manufacturing, the American marketplace is constantly flooded with new products, many of which are assembled and packaged in minutes.
At Louisville Stoneware, our belief is that newer, faster and cheaper do not always mean better. Since 1815, when our first pieces were crafted and sold, we have had an uncompromising dedication to quality. Today, we continue to use centuries-old ceramics techniques to create products that are responsible, resist trends and stand up to years—even lifetimes—of use.
As one of the oldest stoneware manufacturers in the U.S., Louisville Stoneware has been a part of the lives of generations of customers, neighbors, friends and business partners. While our company has grown over the years, we still source our clay from local suppliers and employ the talents of regional artisans.
Our efforts to uphold rich artistic traditions, while promoting natural and cultural resource preservation, have built a strong affinity for our brand. This is as much a testimony to our history of leadership as it is to the enduring quality and value of our products.
In all that we do, we strive to maintain the highest possible ethical standards. As part of this commitment, we look at our performance according to the “triple bottom line” of economic, social and environmental responsibility.
Beginning in late 2006, we will implement a system that allows us to more fully evaluate and measure our performance following the guidelines set forth in the Facility Reporting Project, a benchmark developed for use by single-site facilities in accordance with the principles outlined in the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). We plan to issue our first corporate social responsibility report in 2008, and we encourage our stakeholders* to inquire about our progress.
*Stakeholders include employees, investors, neighboring businesses, state and local government, environmental groups, religious groups, and anyone else who in any way perceives themselves as affected by our company’s operation.