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The Responsible Minerals Initiative

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) was created in 2008 by members of the Responsible Business Alliance and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, and has grown into one of the most utilized and respected resources for companies from a range of industries addressing responsible mineral sourcing issues in their supply chains. The RMI offers a variety of tools and services to assist companies in creating sustainable supply chains.

 


Responsible Minerals Initiative Downstream Audit Program

 

Description

The Responsible Minerals Initiative Downstream Audit Program was developed for entities in the supply chain that come after smelters and refiners but which want to assert their responsible sourcing credentials in line with the OECD approach. In particular, it was developed for downstream importers of tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold into the European Union, who can ensure their compliance with the EU Conflict Minerals Law through such audits. All audit guidance documents are freely available online.

 

Other Comments

This resource helps downstream companies to ensure they have effectively followed the complete OECD five step process.


Conflict Minerals Reporting Template - RMI

 

Description

The Conflict Minerals Reporting Template is a free, standardized reporting template that facilitates the transfer of information through the supply chain regarding mineral country of origin and smelters and refiners being utilized. The template also facilitates the identification of new smelters and refiners to potentially undergo an audit via the RMI's Responsible Minerals Assurance Process.

 

Other Comments

This resource compliments Step 2 of the OECD DDG: Identify and Assess Risks in the Supply Chain, and Step 3: Design and Implement a Strategy to Respond to Identified Risks.


LBMA Responsible Gold Guidance

 

Description

The LBMA Responsible Gold Guidance closely follows the five step framework of the OECD DDG and contains a Refiners' Toolkit, which provides checklists, forms and questionnaires to assist refiners. The toolkit begins with a Supply Chain Assessment Form, and continues with checklists for mined and recycled material, as well as Know-Your-Customer Questionnaires for both mined and recycled materials. The toolkit also includes site visit reports, and self-assessment questionnaires. The checklists and supporting information are intended to be developed in collaboration with the LMBA.

 

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