Corporate and social responsibility have always been among C.HAFNER's most important values. As a family business processing precious metals, we base our business and quality policy on the model of the honourable businessman. This model stands for a strong sense of responsibility towards companies, society, and the environment and bases its behaviour on virtues that aim to ensure the long-term economic success of the company. The values of openness, appreciation, sustainability and transparency are the basis of cooperation both within and outside our company.
The protection of our environment, social responsibility and social commitment are part of the DNA of C.HAFNER’s corporate policy at all times.
BIRGITTA K. HAFNER
The UN Global Compact is the world's largest and most important initiative for sustainable and responsible business management. As part of our commitment to sustainable and responsible business practices, C.HAFNER GmbH + Co. KG has integrated the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact into its strategies and business operations and is committed to respecting human and workers' rights, protecting the environment and fighting corruption in all its forms.
We adhere to the most stringent standards of ethical action. Gold that we process into our C.HAFNER alloys comes from our own recycling process! What this means is that the input material of our recycling process consists exclusively of secondary material, that is waste from the industrial processing and finishing of precious metals, such as for jewellery and watch production, as well as old gold which for example was previously processed into jewellery, coins or dental gold.
We demand corresponding evidence from our suppliers and actively support them in implementing these values in their supply chain. Suitable methods of tracing transactions and evaluating suppliers for the purpose of risk assessment are in place at C. HAFNER and are duly implemented. Corresponding guidelines have been issued by the OECD and are regularly verified by independent institutes.
C.HAFNER acts in accordance with the EU Regulation 2017/821. The company follows due diligence obligations described in Articles 4 to 7 of the Regulation 2017/821 in accordance with our position as a gold and silver refiner in the supply chain.
Our Report for the financial year 2022 as required by Article 7 (3) of Regulation (EU) 2017/821 describes the strategies implemented by our company to fulfil due diligence obligations in the precious metals supply chain.
Responsible ethical behaviour has always been a driving force for C.HAFNER. When it comes to gold mining, C.HAFNER relies exclusively on precious metal recycling, i.e. urban mining. After all, recycled precious metal from local sources is a useful resource, but it is most importantly a necessity for companies that act responsibly! C.HAFNER thus makes an important contribution to the preservation of the environment and demonstrates respect for human rights.
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is an international association of companies in the jewellery and watchmaking industry, as well as their suppliers, with the aim of promoting an ethical, social and environmentally safe and humane corporate policy. Companies bind themselves to these basic principles by issuing a declaration of commitment on corporate practice, known as the Code of Practices (CoP).
C.HAFNER holds the coveted Good Delivery Status of the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), one of the most important institutions in the precious metal processing industry worldwide. Above all, the Good Delivery Status offers companies and end-customers the security of knowing that gold which has been accorded this status comes from sources which have not infringed any human rights or supported any criminal activities. In addition, this status guarantees the highest degree of purity of the refined gold. Fine gold bars from C.HAFNER can therefore be traded unrestricted worldwide and sold without discounts.
C.HAFNER has obtained LPPM certification for platinum and has been included in the London Platinum and Palladium Market's Good Delivery List of Acceptable refiners. Providers with LPPM status are subject to regular strict checks and controls. One of the prerequisites for admission is the implementation of a risk-based due diligence system which guarantees the transparency of the supply chain and ensures the responsible use of raw materials.C.HAFNER is one of the few German companies with the coveted LPPM Certification which is an expression of the highest quality, reliability and stability of the company.
Our quality management has the goal of implementing, monitoring, maintaining and further developing the requirements of standards. This includes the requirements of the Medical Devices Act, the qualification of dental laboratories and their independent working methods, the integration of the supply chain into the management system, and the safeguarding of ethical, social and ecological standards.
We are certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001 and DIN EN ISO 13485. Our laboratories are accredited to DIN ISO/IEC 17025.
REACH is the European Chemicals Regulation for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. It has been in force since 2007 and aims to guarantee a high level of human health and environmental protection.
In accordance with the REACH principle, which stipulates that manufacturers, importers and downstream users take responsibility for their chemicals, we ensure that any chemicals we manufacture and place on the market are safely used.
As a modern company operating in the precious metals recycling sector, we consider it our responsibility to use natural resources in a sustainable manner. Our process technology enables the effective and economical handling of precious metals. The reprocessing of materials containing such metals takes place in-house in accordance with all current regulations corresponding to state-of-the-art technology.
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To contact us free of charge within Germany, please use the following number: 0800 7300 731.
Outside Germany, please use the following telephone number: +49 7161 9877 95.
Fax: +49 7161 98 77 956
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