With the realization of the IMVO covenant ‘Responsible gold’, the Dutch gold sector commits itself to promoting corporate social responsibility in the international gold value chain. The covenant is a joint effort of a broad coalition of government, jewellers, recyclers, smelters, civil society organisations and goldsmiths.
With the signing of the IMVO covenant ‘Responsible Gold’, Aunexum Precious Metals Group commits to working towards a responsible gold value chain by working in line with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance. As part of the agreement, Aunexum Precious Metals Group makes the following statement, which is common to the other companies that have signed the covenant.
As agreed, Aunexum Precious Metals Group will develop a value chain policy for gold, gold products and/or recycling in line with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance and we will encourage our suppliers/customers to do the same.
The aim of the IMVO Covenant ‘Responsible Gold’ is to achieve a material positive impact in the gold value chain and to reduce negative impacts in terms of human rights, the environment and/or illegal activities related to the gold value chain. We share this vision and will work to achieve this goal as soon as possible. In order to achieve this goal, Aunexum Precious Metals Group will take the following measures:
- Develop a value chain policy in line with Annex II of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance, make it publicly available, implement it within our own operations and report on it annually.
- Strengthen engagement with our suppliers/customers to encourage them to adopt a value chain policy that is consistent with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance.
- Communicate openly and on an annual basis about how many of our suppliers/customers work in accordance with the OECD Guidelines.
In line with the aligned objectives, Aunexum Precious Metals Group declares that in 2019, to the best of its knowledge, its selected suppliers/purchased goods meet the criteria of responsibly sourced gold.
Aunexum Precious Metals Group