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Metalor USA Refining Corporation achieves Responsible Source™ Certification from SCS

North Attleboro, 02. February 2012

Metalor USA Refining Corporation has announced its successful certification to the Responsible Source™ standard from Scientific Certification Systems (SCS). SCS Responsible Source™ certification ensures that refineries and manufacturing plants operate using fair labor and implement stringent supply chain risk management. The precious metal and jewelry industries have been working to address problems with conflict minerals, toxic emissions and habitat destruction. In an effort to reduce reliance on mined materials, the standard focuses on recycling practices and systems.

SCS Responsible Source™ certification encourages leaders in the industry to make positive reductions across multiple environmental impact categories. “Our goal at SCS is to provide the most rigorous level of independent certification. The Responsible Source™ certification is helping manufacturers, like Metalor USA Refining, demonstrate that they are not only reducing demand from controversial sources, but also addressing environmental impacts and social issues.” says Michael Wolfe, Managing Director, Environmental Certification Services at SCS.

Metalor is a leading global refiner of precious metals and provides gold and silver to the jewelry, and financial markets through its Refining division. Our gold and silver is certified Good Delivery in New York, London, Tokyo, and Shanghai. Metalor maintains a reputation of Swiss precision and excellence across its services, processing and environmental policies. In addition to being ISO 9001 accredited, Metalor has been designated as a Certified Member of the Responsible Jewellery Council as well as an Official Referee for both the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) and London Platinum and Palladium Market (LPPM).

Metalor proactively involves itself at the highest levels within the industries to ensure that it maintains a global leadership role with respect to ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards. “Metalor USA Refining is proud to continue its advancement with respect to our responsible refining program. Certification to this important standard is a significant milestone for us on this journey and we are pleased to be associated with this multi-attribute standard.” says Larry Drummond, President Metalor USA Refining Corporation.

Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has been providing global leadership in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing and standards development since 1984. SCS programs span a wide cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, retailing and more. www.scscertified.com

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