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Metalor Hong Kong acquires RJC Chain of Custody certification

Neuchâtel, Switzerland – 22nd June 2012 - Following last month’s certification of Metalor Technologies SA to the RJC Chain of Custody standard, we are pleased to announce that the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has now awarded Metalor Technologies (Hong Kong) Ltd. certification against the new RJC Chain of Custody (CoC) standard. The company is the first asian refiner to achieve this certification, and only the third company overall.

Michael Rae, RJC’s Chief Executive Officer, stated: “RJC is delighted to congratulate Metalor Technologies (Hong Kong) Ltd. on achieving only the third CoC Certification granted by RJC. CoC Certification provides a mechanism for refiners to demonstrate how they are implementing the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains. Metalor Technologies (Hong Kong) Ltd.’s certification results from a successful verification assessment conducted by UL Responsible Sourcing, an international auditing company accredited by RJC.”

Ricky Lau, Area Executive Greater China, Metalor Technologies (Hong Kong) Ltd. added: “Metalor is committed to promoting responsible governance of the precious-metal supply chain to address increasing customer concern with regard to the gold recycling industry. We are proud to become the first gold refiner in Asia to achieve the RJC CoC certification, joining Metalor USA and Metalor Switzerland.”

Metalor is a leading global refiner of precious metals. The company maintains a reputation for Swiss precision and excellence across all its services, processes and environmental policies. In addition to being ISO 9001 certified, Metalor is a Member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, as well as being an Official Referee for both the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) and the London Platinum and Palladium Market (LPPM).

For more information, please contact Ricky Lau, Area Executive Greater China.

About Metalor Technologies (Hong Kong) Ltd

Metalor Technologies (Hong Kong) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Metalor Technologies International SA, headquartered in Switzerland. A leading global refiner of precious metals, Metalor refineries provide gold and silver to the jewellery industry, banks and financial institutions, and for electronics applications through its Refining, Advanced Coatings and Electrotechnics divisions.

About RJC

The Responsible Jewellery Council is an international not-for-profit organisation bringing together more than 370 member companies. RJC and its Members are committed to promoting responsible, ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices in a transparent and accountable manner throughout the jewellery industry from mine to retail.

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