How KPMG helped
In 2012, KPMG in Japan started to provide assurance on compliance reports prepared by gold refiners in accordance with the LBMA Responsible Gold Guidance. Since then, the practice has delivered assurance services to several Japanese gold refiners and established a reputation for its expertise in this sector.
Benefits to the clients
As a result of the assurance, clients maintain their status as quality refiners, ensuring their continued access to the global gold market. Refiners trading in a variety of minerals and metals are now able to easily expand their due diligence systems beyond gold to include other conflict minerals including tin, tungsten and tantalum.