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Industry Leaders Sign MoU on Responsible Tin Sourcing

Apr 16, 2019 | The ITA and RMI agreement will enhance cooperation across the tin value chain and further strengthen progress on responsible production and sourcing of tin.

Responsible Minerals Initiative Releases Blockchain Guidelines to Drive Alignment in Mineral Supply Chain Due Diligence

Dec 12, 2018 | The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their mineral supply chains, today announced voluntary guidelines to drive the common adoption of definitions and concepts in the application of blockchain-enabled solutions. The RMI Guidelines represent a first industry effort to define a common set of principles, attributes and definitions for the application of blockchain technology to support mineral supply chain due diligence.

New Report Provides Insights on Responsible Sourcing in Automotive and Electronics Industries

Jul 12, 2018 | Drive Sustainability and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) today announced the release of a new study examining responsible sourcing of materials in the automotive and electronics industries. The report, Material Change, was commissioned by Drive Sustainability and the Responsible Minerals Initiative and completed by The Dragonfly Initiative (TDI).

RMI and GRI Partner to Enhance Reporting on Responsible Minerals Sourcing from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas

Apr 10, 2018 | The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) today announced a project to help improve companies’ minerals sourcing due diligence and impact reporting by providing reporting resources and tools based on internationally recognized frameworks.

RMI Deploys New Approaches for Due Diligence

Mar 13, 2018 | The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), formerly the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their minerals supply chains, today announced new tools to enable responsible sourcing from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

Responsible Minerals Initiative Helps Companies Identify and Address Cobalt Mining Challenges in the DRC and Other High-Risk Areas

Mar 5, 2018 | Today’s CBS News story, which is based in part on earlier reports by Amnesty International, highlights persistent challenges for industry supply chains related to responsibly sourcing cobalt from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and other conflict-affected and high-risk areas. The focus of this CBS News story is children working in artisanal cobalt mines in the DRC. The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), formerly the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), and its members condemn in the strongest terms the abhorrent use of child labor and we actively work to assist member companies to identify and address this issue in their global supply chains.