Our Commitment to the Environment

United Precious Metal Refining, Inc. takes recycling, environmental concerns and natural resource sustainability very seriously.

We have undergone a rigorous audit by Scientific Global Services (SCS), a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, testing and standards development.

Both our facility and our fine gold and fine silver products have been certified by SCS for 100% recycled content.  Earning this recognition gives us the pride to confidently tell our customers that our products and practices conform to the highest standards established by SCS and that each day we are helping to preserve both our environment and natural resources.

Environmentally Correct, Eco-Responsible,
Precious Metals

Since 1988, United has provided support of environmental and social impact concerns of precious metal mining by supplying refined (re-DEFINED™) precious metals (gold and silver), sourced from industries other than mining, to the jewelry markets worldwide.

Unlike mining, where approximately 20 tons of waste is generated to produce just one ounce of gold, refining precious metals and scrap metal that is sourced from other industries has virtually no waste. Think of it; for every gold ring, about 10 tons of mining waste may impact the environment and people somewhere.

As a full service metal refinery, providing both refining and manufacturing, United can assure our customers that when requested, their products are manufactured with 100% re-DEFINED™ Gold and Silver. If requested, United will provide a source certification document stating the materials origin. The end result of United’s internal refining procedures has continually met all local, state and federal environmental regulations.

United Precious Metal Refining Inc. exclusively supplies the large jewelry manufacturer and the small bench jewelers with re-DEFINED™ casting grains and alloys.

For your next creation of ”eco-friendly” jewelry, make sure you request re-DEFINED™ precious metals, available only from United Precious Metal Refining Inc.

For questions concerning re-DEFINED™ precious metals contact your sales representative. For relative environmental questions contact Chuck Greening, EHS Manager (ext. 114).