Our guiding principles

Purposeful - It  is our purpose that guides our activities, whether it's maximising shareholder value, our purpose is at the core of our work - it means engaging employees by providing meaning in their work, and having a positive impact on the world  

Trust - At MKS PAMP, supply chain transparency allows us to have a greater oversight of our clients, suppliers and set goals on how we can generate greater value

Responsibility - We work with organizations that prioritise ESG initiatives and support our ESG commitments

Our approach

  • COLLABORATE – We define the objective by listening and exchanging with our stakeholders, and local and global communities.
  • DEFINE - we gather data and insights to create an ESG plan
  • ACT:
    • Assess – we conduct a rigorous ESG evaluation based on our established key performance indicators to define a framework in which we can act
    • Implement - we work with stakeholders to incorporate and oversee the ESG plan
    • Monitor – we measure and track progress against our objectives
    • Communicate – we share this information to our stakeholders
    • Continuous improvement – we gather feedback and set new objectives
Environmental Responsibility

1 Environmental Responsibility

In our operations we aim to have minimal impact on the surrounding environment.


Green operations:

  • Since 2016, we have an agreement with the Swiss confederation to reduce CO2 emissions in our Ticino refinery.
  • Between 2016-2020, we have reduced CO2 emissions by 40%.
  • Science Based Targets approved by the SBT Initiative.
  • 100% hydroelectric power.
  • 100% clean water coming out of production processes.

Supply chain:

  • LBMA Responsible Gold Guidance
  • Strict due diligence process on environmental impact evaluation of our clients


  • Providers of ISO 14021 certified 100% recycled gold
  • ISO14001 Certified Environmental Management System
  • SA8000 Certified refinery


Ensuring that all of our processes are carbon conscious, and take considerable steps to reduce our emissions.

Green operations:

MKS PAMP SA commits to reduce absolute scope 1 GHG emissions 46.2% by FY2030 from a FY2019 base year. MKS PAMP SA also commits to continue annually sourcing 100% renewable electricity through FY2030. MKS PAMP SA further commits to reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions 27.5% by FY2030 from a FY2019 base year.

Supply chain:

Committed to circularity through the promotion of our recyclable products.

Social accountability

2 Social accountability

We are committed to being socially responsible protecting the people with whom we come in contact, either directly or indirectly.



  • Responsibility towards our customers – product quality, origin, transparency, ethical and compliant; stringent assessment of partners and suppliers.
  • Responsibility towards our local areas and communities – respecting human rights, assuring conflict-free products, and supporting social and economic development.

Health and Safety:

  • The only Swiss SA8000 certified refinery ensuring fair and decent conditions for workers, as well as adherence to the highest social standards;
  • Continuous involvement of staff in health and safety issues;

Human Rights:

  • Our clients are subject to strict due diligence processes to ensure the respect of human rights, and to prevent money laundering, terrorist financing, and corruption.



  • Ensuring that we engage and positively impact the community around us;
  • Nurture the Best workforce in the Precious Metals industry in the world; diverse; qualified; an ideal place not only driven by monetary gain but also by the family spirit;

Health and Safety

  • Development of a culture of safety through regular professional and personal trainings, and awareness raising initiatives.

Human Rights

  • Combating serious abuses of human rights, avoiding contribution to conflict, and complying with the highest standards of anti-money laundering are an integral part of our core values and are central tenets of our operating procedures.
Good Governance

3 Good Governance

Our leadership

The board comprises of five directors.