Policy concerning conflict minerals
Heimerle + Meule has been successfully certified in accordance with the LBMA Responsible Gold Guidance
Trust and reliability have always been the top priority at Heimerle + Meule, Germany’s oldest gold and silver refinery. Questions are increasingly asked about the conflict-free origin of the gold processed. These are often even posed by the end consumers themselves. Heimerle + Meule GmbH, with its head office in Pforzheim and a branch in Vienna, has passed the LBMA Responsible Gold Guidance (RGG) audit. This is stated in black and white on the Responsible Gold Certificate.
Heimerle + Meule thereby reinforces the trust of its customers in their own supply chain and demonstrates that products bought from their company meet the latest guidelines.
‘The LBMA certification according to the Responsible Gold Guidance proves that we support the international efforts to prevent the financing of terrorist activities, military conflicts and human rights violations with trade in precious metal,’ says Georg Steiner, managing director of Heimerle + Meule GmbH.
In detail, the LBMA certification according to the Responsible Gold Guidance means that Heimerle + Meule GmbH:
- Exhibits a transparent supply chain in relation to gold
- Trains and educates its employees specifically about these issues
- Takes responsibility towards its customers
As part of this certification process, Heimerle + Meule has developed its own policy with regard to dealing with conflict minerals.
‘Our customers can benefit directly from our certification by the LBMA,’ Steiner explains. ‘All products from Heimerle + Meule are guaranteed to contain no conflict gold. Our customers are also able to list this argument in talks with their customers. That is another important building block towards a trusting and successful working relationship,’ adds the managing director of the Pforzheim-based gold and silver refinery.
For more information on the LBMA Responsible Gold Guidance, please visit: www.lbma.org.uk/responsible-gold