Recycled Metals, Conflict-Free
Taba uses recycled and ethical gold, platinum, palladium, and silver from United Precious Metal Refining. Since 1988, United has provided support of environmental and social impact concerns of precious metal mining by supplying refined precious metals, sourced from industries other than mining, to the jewelry markets worldwide. This includes bench sweeps and scraps from the jewelry industry. United refines and recycles these scraps to meet a highly consistent standard and to make them suitable for use in jewelry casting.
United Precious Metal Refining operates in compliance with the EICC - GeSI Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative for sourcing only from "conflicted" areas of the world subjected to Responsible Supply Chain due-diligence. This guidance, as recommended by the LBMA and the OECD, is in keeping with the compliance and reporting information that is required by the Dodd-Frank Act, has been part of UPMR policy since October of 2011.
The countries which are presently included in the list of "conflicted areas" are listed below:
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia
We believe that by avoiding metal sourced from these areas, we reduce both human and environmental harm, as well as the distances traveled and energy expended to bring metals into jewelry production.
For more information, visit our partners at United: https://www.unitedpmr.com