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Earth Day 2020 at ABC Refinery
Earth Day 2020 focuses on challenges associated with climate change, especially surrounding air and water pollution. At Pallion, we pride ourselves on instilling processes and practices to reduce our carbon footprint in achieving a cleaner future for generations to come.
ABC Refinery's key priority is responsible sourcing. In addition to requirements under Australian Law, our sourcing procedures are consistent and fully compliant with the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) Responsible Gold Guidance and the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. From an environmental perspective, that means we do not accept refining material from regions or companies that do not adhere to the strictest environmental regulations including ecosystem protections and rehabilitation initiatives.
ABC Refinery is the only precious metal refinery in Australia to utilise Acidless Separation (ALS) technology in its refining process. Conventional separation processes incur high operational costs in ecology and extensively use poisonous chlorine gas. In contrast, ALS is the world’s most environmentally responsible refining technology and requires no acid to refine gold and silver to 99.99% standard. ALS technology allows for the removal of silver and light elements from alloys using vacuum distillation technology. As a truly “green” technology, the ALS process uses no chemicals, minimal amounts of water and emits no production of fumes, smoke or other noxious effluent thereby controlling waste and minimising environmental impact.
ABC Refinery has adopted the world’s leading environmentally conscious waste disposal processes. Pyrolytic incineration avoids waste disposal into landfill and ensures that any output is reprocessed to recover and refine residual metal. Unlike prior processes, pyrolytic incineration is conducted under the absence of oxygen thereby achieving up to a 600% increase in operational efficiency compared to standard technologies.
This week to celebrate 50 years of Earth Day we ask:
- All workers turn off their computers and lights in their workspace at the end of your workday, and if this can continue to be done moving forward.
- All workers to go paper-free on Wed 22nd April and moving forward question ‘is there really a need to print this email/document out?’
Happy Earth Day 2020!