SCS Global Services (SCS) has awarded third-party Recycled Content certification to Umicore Precious Metals Canada Inc., for their Butterfly™ recycled gold products. The certification provides jewelers and their customers with an independent guarantee that precious metals have been obtained from recycled sources.
"This certification helps companies to demonstrate that they are actively taking care of the environment. In addition, with the recent SEC ruling on conflict minerals and the Dodd-Frank Act, SCS Certified 100% Recycled Gold now qualifies as ‘DRC Conflict Free’," said Stowe Hartridge-Beam, Director of Business Development at SCS. [SEC Release No. 34-67716; File No. S7-40-10 regarding Conflict Minerals pursuant to Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires the disclosure of any minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or an adjoining country.]
“Together with our ISO9001, ISO14001 and Responsible Jewellery Council
certifications, Butterfly™ recycled precious metals are part of Umicore’s offering of sustainable products and services" added Thomas Jansseune, Managing Director of Umicore.
SCS Global Services (SCS) has been providing global leadership in third- party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for more than 25 years. SCS programs span a wide cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, retailing, and more. SCS is a Certified B Corporation™, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. www.scsglobalservices.com
Umicore Precious Metals Canada and Umicore Precious Metals USA represent Umicore’s business unit Jewellery and Industrial Metals in North America and provide refining services and precious metals products for jewelry and industrial applications. In 2012 the Umicore Group was again in the Top 10 of the most sustainable corporations in the world and was selected as one of the most ethical companies in the world. www.umicorepreciousmetals.com