Commitment to environmental protection and sustainable development is a core business value at GSM. As a standard practice, GSM strives to recycle as much internal clean scrap as possible. When virgin metal is required, GSM reaches out to OPM Metals or Kennecott Utah Copper. Both sources are well-known for their ethical, environmentally friendly refining and mining processes.
OPM holds various SCS certifications for responsible silver and gold sourcing and 100% recycled silver and gold content. Kennecott is intensely committed to sustainable development and sets many goals to ensure the continual improvement of its methods. Kennecott works collaboratively with the EPA to identify and clean up historic mining waste, restore, reclaim, and revegetate land, and protect biodiversity.