Responsible Sourcing of Gold and Precious Metals

DMCC is committed to responsible sourcing and continuously looks to embrace and develop the very latest internationally accepted standards in risk based due diligence and responsible supply chain management. 

DMCC's role

DMCC has played an instrumental role in ensuring Dubai remains at the forefront of the global gold trade through the establishment of the appropriate responsible sourcing regulatory and ethical standards, such as the DMCC Practical Guidance for Market Participants in the Gold and Precious Metals Industry (the “DMCC Guidance”) and the DMCC Review Protocol, which collectively is now referred to as the DMCC Rules for Risk Based Due Diligence in the Gold and Precious Metals Supply Chain (the “DMCC Rules for RBD-GPM”) 

The DMCC Rules for RBD-GPM is fully aligned with the globally accepted OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High Risk Areas – Supplement on Gold (the “OECD Guidance”) and other similar international standards as confirmed by an independent benchmarking analysis report issued by SGS UK. To download a copy, please click the below links:

SGS Report dated June 2013
SGS Report dated August 2014

In the global gold industry, DMCC is one of the six members of the OECD’s Multi Steering Group (the “OECD MSG”) and continues to provide recommendations and feedback for matters discussed at the OECD MSG that may have an impact on the global implementation of the OECD guidance.


DMCC Rules for RBD-GPM

DMCC Rules for RBD-GPM was introduced in April 2016. Compliance with the DMCC Rules for RBD-GPM ensures mandatory implementation of the OECD Guidance for members of DMCC’s Accreditation Initiatives and voluntary implementation for other market participants.

Download a copy of the DMCC Rules for RBD-GPM 

Additional Downloads

1. DMCC List of Approved Reviewers

2. DMCC Guidance – Version 1 inEnglish,Arabic,Hindi,Malayalam,French,TurkishandSpanish

3. DMCC Review Protocol – Version 3.3

4. DMCC Review Protocol - Version Control

Useful website links

1. OECD Guidance 

2. DMCC’s Accreditation Initiatives

3. DMCC’s Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Financing of Terrorism Policy

4. DMCC’s Guidance for Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professionals


International Standards

 Independent Governance Committee for Responsible Sourcing 

The Independent Governance Committee (the "IGC" for Responsible Sourcing was established in January 2015. It provides an independent oversight role on all DMCC implementation aspects of the DMCC Rules for RBD-GPM.  

The IGC's objectives include:

  • To ensure consistency, transparency and robustness of the implementation of the DMCC’s Rules for RBD-GPM
  • To uphold the integrity of the implementation process for DMCC’s Rules for RBD-GPM
  • To perform the annual review of the governance framework for implementation of the DMCC Rules for RBD-GPM
  • To ensure continuous improvement of the DMCC Rules for RBD-GPM
  • The IGC is composed of industry experts and key stakeholders representing diversity of  (i) market segments; (ii) value chain market participants; and (iii) global geographies. 

The Committee Members are as follows:

Effie Marinos, Sustainability Manager, Consumer Testing Services, SGS London (Committee Chair)
Scott Hutton, Squire Patton Boggs
Vasant Mehta, Afrina Trading DMCC
Prof. Arvind Sahay, Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad
Matthew Keene, Evidens Consultancy

DMCC is the secretariat for the IGC Committee Meetings and does not have any voting rights.