Standards

 

The RMI defines standards for smelters and refiners that participate in the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP). Our standards development process is guided by the ISEAL Standard Setting Code of Good Practice and includes extensive stakeholder consultations to ensure our standards are aligned with regulatory requirements, meet best practice expectations and are of high quality in a way that is verifiable and promotes the RMAP’s credibility and acceptance by our stakeholders.

In addition to the collaboration with industry experts and metal associations, our standards development process includes a public consultation on any major revisions. The RMI works with its multi-stakeholder Standards Advisory Group to review input received from stakeholders.

Each standard is regularly reviewed and updated. Current standards can be accessed here:

Title

Languages

Release Date

Effective Date

Responsible Minerals Assurance Process, Tin and Tantalum Standard

CHI | ENG | GRM | IND | JPN | RUS | SPA

12 June 2017
Minor revisions released on 8 June 2019

1 June 2018

Responsible Minerals Assurance Process, Tungsten Standard

CHI | ENG | JPN | KOR | RUS

1 December 2017
Minor revisions released on 8 June 2019

1 June 2018

Responsible Minerals Assurance Process, Gold Standard

CHI | ENG | GRM | JPN | KOR

18 December 2017
Minor revisions released on 8 June 2019

1 June 2018

Pilot Cobalt Refiner Due Diligence Standard

CHI | ENG

22 August 2018
Minor revisions released on 8 June 2019

22 August 2018

ITA-RMI Assessment Criteria for Tin Smelters (not yet implemented)

ENG

22 October 2019

1 January 2020

For further information on the RMAP, our Standards, procedures and tools, please visit our RMAP Documents and Tools. For an overview of the main revisions to the RMAP Standards for Tin / Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold and their impact on smelters and refiners, please consult our 2017 Revisions Overview.