The Refining division sources all types of precious metal from eligible primary and secondary sources which are recycled at one of its five LBMA-certified refineries on three continents. The division prides itself on maintaining exemplary traceability and on sourcing metals in accordance with strict social, environmental and ethical standards. It works only with professional partners that comply with recognised international standards and establish responsible business practices.
The refined precious metals are transformed into various semi-finished and finished products, including cast and minted bars for investment markets, industrial intermediates (grains, powders, salts, watch and jewellery alloys, etc.) as well as catalysts for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Throughout its 165-year history, the Refining division has continued to enhance and develop its technologies and state-of-the-art proprietary processes. It serves all major markets (LBMA, LPPM, SGE, COMEX, SBMA, TOCOM, etc.) in addition to a broad spectrum of banks and industrial customers.