We source our gold from Valcambi, S.A. (Valcambi), a leading refiner of gold based in Switzerland, and Asahi Refining (Asahi), a Japanese refinery with operations in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Chile, and of course, Japan.
RECYCLED AND VIRGIN GOLD
Both Valcambi and Asahi use a mix of recycled gold and virgin gold to make the refined gold products that we use to make Auvere jewelry.
TRANSPARENCY, TRACEABILITY AND CONFLICT-FREE GOLD
Both companies give the highest priority to transparency and conflict-free gold and go beyond the most stringent industry standards of traceability in order to comply with all responsible sourcing frameworks.
Valcambi is also in compliance with requirements regarding transparency, traceability and conflict-free gold, including international regulations and voluntary standards and guidance such as the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, the LBMA Responsible Guidances on Precious Metals (LBMA Requirements), the Responsible Jewelry Council Code of Practice and Chain of Custody Standards (RJC Requirements), World Gold Council “Conflict-Free Gold Standard” (WGC Requirements) and Dodd-Frank Act Section 1502 (Dodd-Frank).
Asahi complies with LBMA Requirements, RJC Requirements, WGC Requirements, Dodd-Frank, and Responsible Minerals Institute requirements regarding transparency, traceability and conflict-free gold. Moreover, Asahi has received accreditations from LBMA, COMEX, International Precious Metals Institute, Responsible Minerals Initiative and RJC.
FAIRMINED AND FAIRTRADE ACCREDITATIONS
Valcambi is a Fairmined Licensed Gold Supplier and is in compliance with Fairtrade standards and requirements.
To ensure all of the foregoing standards are respected and upheld, both Valcambi and Asahi conduct extensive due diligence practices to properly identify and select their business partners. Concerning their products (including all gold products), both companies have put into place systems that permit traceability and submit regularly to audits on all of their practices and the practices of their partners.