Select SCS as your Approved Service Provider
SCS will prepare a proposal for your approval with suggested scope of work, timeline and quote. If the proposal meets your needs, you sign a Work Order and schedule your assurance engagement.
On-site Assurance Engagement
The scope of activities is agreed upon on in advance. During a site visit, an SCS practitioner will review the applicable metal supply chains and associated due diligence activities with the procedures and documents provided by the client (from receipt of inputs to final product). Additionally, the practitioner will tour the operations where certified material is handled and interview key staff. Stakeholder consultation is an integral part of the assessments. We look for evidence that staff has been duly trained in the responsibilities that have been assigned to them and that staff possess an understanding of the workflow for certified products.
SCS provides an assurance report, which is submitted to an SCS Technical Associate who validates the appropriateness of the practitioner’s methodology and conclusions. The report is submitted to LBMA or LPPM’s Compliance Review Panel.
Once corrective actions are implemented, the LBMA or LPPM Compliance Review Panel will take about a month to review and make a certification decision. If granted, you will be issued a certificate by the LBMA or LPPM.
Certified companies are listed on the LBMA Good Delivery List or the LPPM Good Delivery List. Annual limited engagements are required to maintain certification.