We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the precious metals in our value chain originate from legal and ethical sources. Therefore, we systematically adhere to the strictest standards. Compliance with laws, regulations, and our own company policies is rigorously integrated into our processes.
Heraeus Precious Metals works only with audited mining companies. We strive to have a positive impact on the people, environment and communities in our upstream value chain and continue to drive our efforts and support the efforts of our mining partners to mitigate any negative impact.
Our precious metal recycling keeps valuable material in the economic loop and reduces the need for mining. We are tirelessly working with our partners who send us end-of-life material for recycling to ensure appropriate policies and processes are in place at collectors and scrap refiners. Our goal is to prevent mining material or stolen material from entering the supply chain through presumed recycling material.