June 08, 2021

Responsible Gold Guidance Version 9 Draft for Consultation

LBMA is pleased to share a draft of Version 9 of the Responsible Gold Guidance (RGG), the document that underpins LBMA’s Responsible Sourcing Programme.

You can find out more by reviewing a summary of key changes – and you can find the full draft of Version 9 of the RGG here.

The current Responsible Gold Guidance, launched in 2018, marked a major strategic expansion to include Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. The latest version of the RGG builds on this, as well as reflecting the strategic priorities identified as part of LBMA’s IBC Recommendations.

After undergoing a thorough public stakeholder consultation, Version 9 will be released later this year and will be applicable for refiners from Saturday, 1 January, 2022.

If you’d like to share your constructive feedback on this document, you can either email your comments to RGG@lbma.org.uk in bullet point form, identifying the relevant page and section to which your comments pertain, or you may complete this online survey.

Feedback is critical to ensuring the continuous improvement of LBMA’s responsible sourcing programme, so please send any feedback you have by Tuesday, 20 July.