Conflict-Free Gold Standard
Developed by the World Gold Council and based upon internationally recognized benchmarks, the Conflict-Free Gold Standard helps companies to provide assurance that their gold is not contributing to conflict. The Standard helps to “operationalize” the OECD’s Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains for Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.
Conformance with the Standard results in conformance with the OECD Guidance and the accompanying Supplement on Gold. In particular, companies who conform with the Standard issue a Management Statement of Conformance which can be used as supporting evidence by refiners to demonstrate compliance with the London Bullion Market Association LBMA Responsible Gold Guidance.