The Mica Reporting Template is a free, standardized reporting template developed by the Responsible Minerals Initiative to identify pinch points and collect due diligence information in the mica supply chain. This a new release that was formally launched on October 28, 2020.
Download the Template
Download the latest version of the MRT (version 1.0) below.
The RMI has been made aware that a modified version of the Mica Reporting Template is being circulated. The RMI does not recognize any modified Mica Reporting Template which was not developed through our cross-industry consensus process; the only recognized Mica Reporting Template 1.0 is available for download from this website. The RMI’s Mineral Reporting Templates are aligned with the IPC-1755A Standard, and the RMI is currently pursuing the formal amendment process to incorporate mica into the IPC-1755A Standard. Once an amendment incorporating mica is finalized, the Mica Reporting Template will be modified to align with the IPC-1755A Standard. An updated Mica Reporting Template is anticipated in Fall 2021.
Please note that there is currently no Standard Processor List associated with this tool.
The mica processor disposition process to review and add mica processors is ongoing. To submit the name of a processor, download and complete the Company Information Questionnaire (CHI | KOR also available). Submit completed Company Identification Questionnaires (CIQs) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next version of the MRT is anticipated to be released in the Fall of 2021.
We welcome error reports, please contact us at RMI@ResponsibleBusiness.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the Mica Reporting Template (MRT)?
- The Mica Reporting Template (MRT) is a free, standardized reporting template created by the Responsible Business Alliance® (RBA®). The MRT facilitates the exchange of information through the supply chain regarding mineral country of origin and processors being utilized. In doing so, it supports companies’ exercise of due diligence in accordance with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. The MRT also facilitates the identification of processors.
- The MRT was designed for downstream companies to gather and disclose information about their supply chains. RMI members collaboratively developed this tool to create efficiencies and simplify the supply chain surveying process. Downstream companies include those companies from the end user up to but not including the processor. If your company is a processor, we recommend you enter your company’s name in the processor list tab.
- The MRT is limited to mica supply chains.
- Why is the MRT different from the CMRT and CRT?
- The CMRT and CRT follow the IPC-1755 Standard, which does not currently include mica or questions related to the mica supply chain.
- The CMRT is intended, in part, to facilitate the exchange of data necessary for compliance with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act. There are no regulatory compliance requirements in place for mica at this time.
- Where do I submit my completed MRT? Does RMI collect these?
- The RMI does not collect MRTs. MRTs should be provided to your customers and as a good practice measure, and may be posted on your external web site.
- Where can I find additional due diligence information?
- The Responsible Mica Initiative and the RMI have jointly developed the Global Workplace Responsible Sourcing, Environmental, Health & Safety Due Diligence Standard for Mica Processors. Following the Standard finalization, a pilot assessment program for mica processors will be launched. More information about the program will be posted on the RMI webpage as it becomes available.