April 10, 2014, Alexandria, Virginia – A new Conflict Minerals Reporting Template version 3.0 (CMRT 3.0) was published today by the Responsible Minerals Initiative. The leading multi-industry tool to facilitate transfer of information throughout the supply chain in support of conflict-free sourcing, CMRT 3.0 includes a number of updates from the current version 2.03a, including harmonization with the corresponding IPC standard. CMRT 3.0 is highly recommended for the collection of 2014 supply chain data for filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 2015 where required.
“The Conflict Minerals Reporting Template is a vital tool for companies around the world to gather information about the source of materials in their products, and the smelters and refiners that processed those materials. By gathering the same types of information from many levels of the supply chain in a standardized form, companies can make informed choices about conflict minerals in their supply chains,” said Michael Rohwer, Program Director of the Responsible Minerals Initiative.
Key updates reflected in CMRT 3.0 include harmonization with the relevant IPC protocol and an updated smelter and refiner reference list. The CMRT is developed by companies from multiple industries and is available in several languages.
The CMRT is free to use for all companies and is available for download on the Responsible Minerals Initiative website. For additional resources to support conflict-free sourcing, companies can join the CFSI as members and enjoy a range of benefits including access to Reasonable Country of Origin data.
Julie Schindall, Director of Communications & Stakeholder Engagement
Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition
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