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Gold Coast Refinery receives international certification

Gold Coast Refinery Limited has been certified to the Code of Practices of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC).

It thus becomes the first gold refinery in Ghana and West Africa to be certified to the Code of Practices of the RJC, an affiliate of the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) responsible for the jewelleries and watches industry.

Gold Coast Refinery was recently handed the right to mint the Asantehene’s commemorative gold coin.

RJC is the leading standards authority in the global watch and jewellery industry and works with members worldwide to create a sustainable supply chain.
By this measure, Gold Coast Refinery is now a certified member of the council for a three-year duration.

The certification is issued in accordance with standards and supporting documentation of the Code of Practices 2019, which is aligned with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance and the UN Guiding Principles of Business and Human Rights.

Through the implementation of the Code of Practices, members contribute towards the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The Chairman of Gold Coast Refinery, Dr Said Deraz, commented: “Achieving RJC Code of Practices certification is a continuous improvement process that requires time and investment. All the members of the Gold Coast Refinery team have worked tirelessly to prepare for the rigorous third-party audit”.

“We have learnt a lot about our own operations, improved some of our processes, and developed and implemented new ones. We have also had strong engagement with our business partners and stakeholders”.

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