As a leading UK supplier of finished gold jewellery to worldwide markets Gecko Trading Ltd is committed to the ending of funding of armed conflicts from ores containing Gold, Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten (“Conflict Minerals”) mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and immediately surrounding states in Africa (“Conflict Region”).
We recognise the “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform” initiatives and impending legislation within the EU. We support these requirements to further the humanitarian goal of ending violent conflict in the region which has been partially funded by the exploitation and trade of these conflict minerals.
If we discover the use of these minerals produced in facilities that are considered to be “non conflict free”, in any materials, parts, or components we procure we will take appropriate actions to transition the affected products to be conflict mineral free.
Gecko Trading Ltd are members and support the efforts of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), an international, not-for-profit organisation established to reinforce consumer confidence in the jewellery industry by advancing responsible business practices throughout the diamond, gold and platinum group metals jewellery supply chain. Membership in the RJC began in 2014 and our certification against the RJC Code of Practices was achieved in 2018.