MIAMI, May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Metals Corporation (Republic Metals) announces its recertification with ISO14001:2015 effective May 5th, 2016. Compliance with the ISO14001:2015 international standard means that the company's established environmental management systems and protocols ensure all business operations are conducted in an environmentally responsible manner as required by the standard.
In 1998, Republic Metals became the first refinery in the US to receive certification. After 17 years of conformance and improvement upon its environmental systems and protocols, Republic Metals has become the first precious metals refinery to receive certification in accordance with the most updated version of the international standard, ISO14001:2015.
"The Corporate EHS Department is pleased to announce Republic Metals' recertification with ISO 14001, and is especially proud to be the first precious metals refinery to successfully embrace the revised ISO standards which required significant changes in program implementation and overall approach to the prudent use of natural resources," says J.R Rao, Senior Vice President of EHS at Republic Metals.
Headquartered in Miami, Republic Metals Corporation was established in 1980 and has since grown to become one of the largest and most respected primary precious metals refineries in the world. Throughout its illustrious history, Republic Metals has displayed excellence in precious metals refining in a manner that is considered environmentally friendly, as demonstrated through its long-standing ISO14001 registration. Republic Metals currently holds listings on the LBMA, COMEX, SGE, and SBMA with recognitions for responsible business practices from the Responsible Jewellery Council, Conflict Free Smelter Initiative, and Ethical Alliance. As an LBMA-designated "Responsible Gold Party," all business conducted by Republic Metals is performed in accordance with its stringent Patriot Act compliance and supply chain policies.
About ISO 14001:2015
"ISO 14001:2015 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. It maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. It can be used by any organization regardless of its activity or sector.
Using ISO 14001:2015 can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved."1
1. "Home." ISO. Web. 05 May 2016.
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