The Zurich Cantonal Bank (ZKB) has expanded its gold portfolio to include a physical gold product. Using DNA technology, the product can be forensically traced to the goldmine of its origin. To support the ZKB’s efforts, we compiled a report that explains the market challenges and the relevant industry standards while also illuminating the movement of the product along the supply chain. The ability to assure the traceability of physical gold products represents an important contribution to preventing violations of the applicable social and environmental standards in the countries of provenance.
- Drafting of a target-group-appropriate report that explains the forensic method used by the Zurich Cantonal Bank to trace the gold it orders from the goldmine to the customer
- Embedding of the forensic methods
- Comparison of alternative gold products based on an examination of the literature and expert assessments