Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Efforts to counteract it require the cooperation of all companies, government agencies and private individuals worldwide. DBCo wants to do its part in protecting our environment and the natural world.
DBCo’s corporate structure is highly efficient.
DBCo is an extremely lean company, employing only two managing directors. All necessary services are outsourced, and the managing directors do not use any business equipment such as company cars or offices, thereby guaranteeing resource-efficient and emission-friendly operations.
DBCo is actively working to offset its current CO2 emissions.
DBCo generates the largest part of its CO2 emissions in the transport of physical gold. To contribute to the preservation and protection of the environment, compensating measures for CO2 emissions therefore focus on the transport process. There is, however, no way of directly influencing the amount of emissions from the production of gold. Further information and exact figures are available in the most recent DNK statement (available in German only) and the Certificate of Verified Carbon Unit Retirement (available in German only).
Wherever possible, DBCo offers recycled gold.
In cooperation with its joint venture partner Umicore AG & Co. KG, DBCo is working to increase the share of recycled gold in the market. Umicore is a global materials technology and recycling company consistently investing in research and development. Further information on gold recycling is available on the Umicore corporate website.
DBCo supports responsible sourcing of gold.
The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) is the international trade association and wholesale over the counter trading venue for gold and silver. It is committed to responsible sourcing of the precious metals, i.e. the protection of habitats and minimisation of land consumption. While DBCo has no active role in gold mining, it works to ensure that the Responsible Sourcing standards as defined by the LBMA are met and raised whenever possible.
More information on the role of the LBMA and its fields of activity are available here.
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