Feb 01, 2024

Structural Change in the ASM Sector

Session 2 of the Sustainability & Responsible Sourcing Summit will cover Structural Change in the ASM Sector.

Alan Martin

Moderated by Alan Martin (Head of Responsible Sourcing, LBMA), this session will explore the improvement of ESG standards in the ASM sector, including through government leadership and formalisation efforts in select countries. The discussion will also cover efforts by LBMA to increase direct sourcing of ASM material, including through the development of a sourcing framework/toolkit, the use of accredited gold aggregators, and cross-recognition between industry standards.

top l-r: Gregory Mthembu-Salter, Diana Culillas; bottom l-r: Rashid Ackahs, Edward Bickham

Contributing to this session is a panel of expert speakers: Gregory Mthembu-Salter (Phuzumoya Consulting), Diana Culillas (Swiss Better Gold Initiative), Rashid Ackahs (R.D. Ackahs & Partners), and Edward Bickham (World Gold Council).