Independent Reasonable Assurance Report
For third-party audits based on ISAE 3000
We were engaged by Dongwu Gold Group Co., Ltd to provide reasonable assurance on its LBMA Refiner’s Compliance Report for the year ended 31 December 2020. The assurance scope consists of the Refiner’s Compliance Report.
The Mr.Hao Chang/Group Deputy GM of Dongwu Gold Group Co., Ltd is responsible for the preparation and presentation of the Refiner’s Compliance Report in accordance with the LBMA Responsible Gold Guidance (v.8) (the “Guidance”). This responsibility includes establishing appropriate risk management and internal controls from which the reported information is derived. The criteria identified by the Mr.Hao Chang/Group Deputy GM as relevant for demonstrating compliance with the Guidance are the activities described within the Refiner’s Compliance Report.
Our responsibility is to carry out a reasonable assurance engagement in order to express a conclusion based
on the work performed. We conducted our assurance engagement in accordance with International Standard on
Assurance Engagements ISAE 3000 Assurance Engagements other than Audits or Reviews of Historical
Financial Information issued by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board and the
guidance set out in the LBMA Responsible Gold Programme - Third Party Audit Guidance for ISAE 3000
Auditors (the “Audit Guidance”).
This report has been prepared for Dongwu Gold Group Co., Ltd for the purpose of assisting the
Mr.Hao Chang/Group Deputy GM in determining whether Dongwu Gold Group Co., Ltd has complied with the Guidance and for no other purpose. Our assurance report is made solely to
Dongwu Gold Group Co., Ltd in accordance with the terms of our engagement. We do not accept or
assume responsibility to anyone other than Dongwu Gold Group Co., Ltd for our work, or for the conclusions we have reached in the assurance report.
Non-financial information, such as that included in the Refiner’s Compliance Report, is subject to more inherent limitations than financial information, given the more qualitative characteristics of the subject matter and the methods used for determining such information. The methods used by Refiners to comply with the Guidance may differ. It is important to read the Dongwu Gold Group Co., Ltd’s gold supply chain policy available on Dongwu Gold Group Co., Ltd’s website http://www.mz79.cn/zh/articledetail.aspx?detailid=109.
In conducting our engagement, we have complied with the applicable requirements of the Code of Ethics for
Professional Accountants issued by the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants, which is
founded on fundamental principles of integrity, objectivity, professional competence and due care,
confidentiality and professional behaviour.
We confirm that we satisfy the criteria for assurance providers as set out in out in the Audit Guidance
to carry out the assurance engagement.
In our opinion, the Dongwu Gold Group Co., Ltd’s Compliance Report for the year ended 31
December 2020, in all material respects, fairly describes the activities undertaken during the year to demonstrate compliance, and management’s overall conclusion contained therein, is in accordance with the requirements of the LBMA Responsible Gold Guidance (v.8).
Assurance firm: [Bureau Veritas Certification Shanghai Branch]
Date: [April 14,2021]
City, Country: [Suzhou, P.R.China]