The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) has released new versions of the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) and Cobalt Reporting Template (CRT).

The CMRT 6.0 and CRT 2.1 were released on May 13, followed by CMRT 6.01 and CRT 2.11 on May 19 to fix bugs. The templates represent the latest versions of the organization’s industry-standard templates for responsible minerals reporting.

The intent is that these templates will be used for the upcoming conflict minerals reporting year, with Conflict Minerals Reports (CMRs) due in May 2021.

The CMRT 6.0 and 6.01 version updates include:

  • Bug and error corrections.
  • Updates to the ISO country, state and province lists.
  • Changes to conform with IPC-1755, which incorporates questions to support compliance with the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation.
  • Updates to the Smelter Reference List and Standard Smelter List.

Download the CMRT 6.1 now.

Updates to the CRT 2.1 and 2.11 include:

  • An updated Smelter Reference List.

The next version of the CRT is expected to be released in the fall of 2020, while the next version of the CMRT is due in May 2021.

For more information on conflict minerals legislation and how you can leverage CMRT 6.01 to make informed ethical sourcing decisions, download The Conflict Minerals Handbook: Your Guide to Compliance in 2020. To learn more about the use and tracking of cobalt in the supply chain, download the Cobalt: Responsible Sourcing in Your Supply Chain.

Contact our responsible mineral sourcing experts for more information, and to learn how Assent can support your CMRT and CRT programs.

Jared Connors
Director, Sustainability

Jared is focused on helping companies achieve their corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals through increased understanding and mitigation of risk. His 12 years of leadership in human rights, anti-bribery  Read More

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