How Do We Keep Bullion Secure?
Out-Shipment Journey

 

For security purposes, all handling of bullion occurs using separation-of-duties, dual-control, and perpetual audit protocols. This means that various duties are delegated to different depository teams and processed by a minimum of two staff members within each team.

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Authorized instructions are received by operations personnel.
Details are verified and the transaction is initiated on internal systems.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Instructions are received by operations personnel.
Once this is verified, the transaction process is initiated.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Instructions are sent to vault staff. The transfer team retrieves bullion from storage and delivers it to the shipping staff.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Instructions are sent to vault staff.

The transfer team retrieves bullion from storage and delivers it to the shipping staff.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Under security cameras, bullion is verified and packaged by the shipping staff.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Under security cameras, bullion is verified and packaged by the shipping staff.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Packages are assembled in batches awaiting the appropriate carrier.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Packages are assembled in batches awaiting the appropriate carrier.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Carriers are brought into secure truck bays for loading and released upon completion.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carriers are brought into secure truck bays for loading and released upon completion.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Bullion is delivered to the recipient.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bullion is delivered to the recipient.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our secure warehouse facilities. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1. Initiate
Instructions are received by operations personnel.
 

 

Details are verified and the transaction is initiated on internal systems.
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2. Prepare
Instructions are sent to vault staff. The transfer team retrieves bullion from storage and delivers it to the shipping staff.
 

 

Instructions are sent to vault staff. The transfer team retrieves bullion from storage and delivers it to the shipping staff.
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3. Verify
Under security cameras, bullion is verified and packaged by the shipping staff.
 

 

Under security cameras, bullion is verified and packaged by the shipping staff.
Outshipment Process
4. Package
Packages are assembled in batches awaiting the appropriate carrier.
 
Packages are assembled in batches awaiting the appropriate carrier.
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5. Load
Carriers are brought into secure truck bays for loading and released upon completion.
Carriers are brought into secure truck bays for loading and released upon completion.
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6. Deliver
Bullion is delivered to the recipient.
Bullion is delivered to the recipient.