Responsible Jewellery Council


Ecomet Refining obtained the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) certification

against the RJC Code of Practices (COP) 2019. This is an extraordinary achievement in the journey towards sustainability. It is a road map of continuous improvement in partnership with all stakeholders in the value chain.

RJC Policy Ecomet Refining


Ecomet Refining core business is the recovery and refining of precious metals contained in industrial and goldsmith waste. This policy confirms the commitment made by Ecomet Refining SPA in order to respect human rights, avoid contributing to the financing of conflicts and comply with all relevant sanctions, resolutions and laws of the United Nations;



As such, we are committed to providing evidence, through independent external verification, that:

  • We respect human rights in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Declaration of the International Labor Organization on fundamental principles and rights at work;
  • We do not engage in or tolerate bribery, corruption, money laundering or terrorist financing;
  • We do not provide direct or indirect support to illegal armed groups;
  • We set up processes through which the parties involved can express problems relating to the jewelry supply chain;
  • We implement the OECD regulatory framework in five steps as a management system for risk-based due diligence activities relating to responsible supply chains of minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.


We are also committed to using our influence to prevent abuse by others.


Regarding serious abuses associated with the extraction, transport and trade of minerals, we do not intend to tolerate or profit from, contribute to, assist or favor:

  • torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment;
  • forced or compulsory labor;
  • the worst forms of child labor;
  • violations and abuses of human rights;
  • war crimes, violations of international humanitarian law, crimes against humanity or genocide.


We will immediately cease all commitments with suppliers upstream of the supply chain if we find a reasonable risk that they commit the abuses referred to in paragraph 4 or procure from or are connected to a counterparty that commits such abuses.


Regarding direct or indirect support to non-governmental armed groups we only buy and sell diamonds that are fully compliant with the Kimberley Process Certification System and, as such, we do not intend to tolerate direct or indirect support to non-governmental armed groups, including between the other the procurement of diamonds from, making payments to or servicing or providing equipment to non-governmental armed groups or their affiliates who, unlawfully:

– Control mining sites, transport routes, diamond marketing points and upstream operators in the supply chain;

Tax or extort money or diamonds at mining sites, along transport routes or at diamond trading points, or from intermediaries, export companies or international traders.


We will immediately terminate all engagements with upstream suppliers if we find a reasonable risk that they are sourcing from, or are linked to, a counterparty providing direct or indirect support to non-governmental armed groups, as described in paragraph 6.


Regarding public or private security forces we state that the role of public or private security forces is to provide security to workers, facilities, equipment and property in accordance with the rule of law, including the law guaranteeing human rights. We will not provide direct or indirect support to public or private security forces who commit abuses described in paragraph 4 or who act illegally as described in paragraph 6.


Regarding bribery or misrepresentation on the origin of minerals, we do not intend to offer, promise or request bribes and we intend to oppose solicitation of bribes, requests to conceal or disguise the origin of minerals, or to misrepresent taxes, duties, tariffs and royalties paid to governments for the purposes of mining, trading, handling, transporting and exporting minerals.


Regarding money laundering we intend to support efforts and contribute to the elimination of money laundering where we identify the reasonable risk of money laundering arising from or related to the extraction, trade, handling, transport or export of minerals.

Signed and approved since 02/02/2021