The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) released the Cobalt Reporting Template (CRT) 2.2 in October, continuing its commitment to keeping its cobalt reporting standards up to date and fixing bugs as they arise. This will help any company evaluate their smelters to determine the origin of their minerals.

Version 2.2 of the CRT was released on October 28. The template can be implemented immediately to fix a few issues and keep your smelter information up to date, allowing you to mitigate reputational risk more effectively and show ongoing progress in your disclosures.

The latest version includes updates to the Smelter Reference List, including:

  • Corrections to reported bugs on the “Smelter List” tab.
  • Updates to the Smelter Look-up List and Standard Smelter List.
  • Updated ISO codes.

This update comes as companies continue to expand their conflict minerals programs to account for a responsible mindset. This means evaluating all minerals in the supply chain — not just tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries — to ensure they aren’t associated with human rights violations.

This will likely be the last update RMI publishes this year. It had recently made the Mica Reporting Template (MRT) available.

How Assent Helps Companies Source Responsibly

Assent Compliance helps companies mitigate conflict minerals risk by deploying industry standard templates, including the CRT and Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT), through our platform technology. We also support companies as they work to report on their due diligence efforts.

Contact our responsible minerals sourcing experts for more information about cobalt due diligence, leveraging the CRT to get supplier information, and 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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