The European Precious Metals Federation (EPMF) started its activities by organizing a Precious Metals and Rhenium Consortium (PMC) back in 2006. Several work groups have been set up in order to draft the Consortium Agreement, build a scope and invite potential candidates. An independent Secretariat was also appointed as Trustee to safeguard the confidential and/or proprietary information and remind the participants to abide by the Competition Law guidelines.
The Consortium Agreement was officially accepted and circulated for signature in July 2007. By end of 2010 48 companies had signed the Agreement which has been revised twice to reflect the experience acquired on REACH implementation. This Agreement is available on request from the Secretariat.
The scope of activity of the Precious Metals and RheniumConsortium is not limited to an exclusive list of precious metals, rhenium and their compounds, but is built on a broader and more inclusive basis in order to cover substances and intermediates, and also, in some cases, precious metals-bearing non-waste refinable materials, thereby maximizing the read-across potential and consistency when preparing the Registration dossiers.
Updated : 11 March 2013