Ecomet Refining srl’s core business is the recovery and the refining of precious metals content in industrial and goldsmith waste. This policy confirms Ecomet Refining’s commitment to respect human rights, avoid contributing to the finance of conflict and comply with all relevant United Nations sanctions, resolutions and laws.
ECOMET REFINING IS A CERTIFIED MEMBER OF THE RESPONSIBLE JEWELLERY COUNCIL
As such, we commit to proving, through independent third-party verification, that we:
We also commit to using our influence to prevent abuses by others.
Regarding serious abuses associated with the extraction, transport or trade of gold we will neither tolerate nor profit from, contribute to, assist or facilitate the commission of:
We will immediately stop engaging with upstream suppliers if we find a reasonable risk that they are committing abuses described in paragraph 4 or are sourcing from, or linked to, any party committing these abuses.
Regarding direct or indirect support to non-state armed groups we will not tolerate direct or indirect support to non-state armed groups, including, but not limited to, procuring gold from, making payments to, or otherwise helping or equipping non-state armed groups or their affiliates who illegally:
We will immediately stop engaging with upstream suppliers if we find a reasonable risk that they are sourcing from, or are linked to, any party providing direct or indirect support to non-state armed groups as described in paragraph 6.
Regarding public or private security forces we affirm that the role of public or private security forces is to provide security to workers, facilities, equipment and property in accordance with the rule of law, including law that guarantees human rights. We will not provide direct or indirect support to public or private security forces that commit abuses described in paragraph 4 or that act illegally as described in paragraph 6.
Regarding bribery and fraudulent misrepresentation of the origin of gold we will not offer, promise, give or demand bribes, and will resist the solicitation of bribes, to conceal or disguise the origin of gold, or to misrepresent taxes, fees and royalties paid to governments for the purposes of extraction, trade, handling, transport and export of gold.
Regarding money laundering we will support and contribute to efforts to eliminate money laundering where we identify a reasonable risk resulting from, or connected to, the extraction, trade, handling, transport or export of gold.
Signed and endorsed on 02 Feb. 2021