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Due Diligence Regulations for Responsible Sourcing of Gold



The regulations require all gold and precious metals refineries in the UAE to undergo a due diligence process to ensure that they only source gold from responsible and sustainable sources. Refineries must also obtain a responsible supply chain certification from a recognized international organization. In addition, the regulations require all gold and precious metals traders to implement a responsible sourcing policy and conduct due diligence on their suppliers to ensure that they also adhere to responsible and sustainable sourcing practices. The UAE government has also established a national committee to oversee the implementation of these regulations and ensure compliance across the gold industry. Failure to comply with the regulations can result in penalties and revocation of licenses.


United Arab Emirates




Middle East

Issuer (type)

Ministry of Economy (Government)

Instrument type


Disclosure instrument


Geographical scope


Mandatory or voluntary


Text analysis

    • High 0.94%
    • Moderate 0.21%
    • E focus: environment, degradation
    • S focus: recruitment, human rights
    • G focus: audit, bribery, corruption, human rights, accountability
    • Accommodation, Administrative services, Finance, Management, Manufacturing, Mining, Retail trade, Transportation