Training Program

 

In-person trainings: These are half- or full-day sessions providing in-depth training on the revised standard for auditors and auditees. RMI will hold in-person trainings in Asia, US and Europe. Exact locations and dates are posted below. In person-trainings will continue throughout 2019. 

Webinar: These are 1-hour live webinars presented in English and Chinese. Recordings are available on the free RMI e-Learning Academy. Each webinar focuses on specific requirements of the revised standard and provides guidance for smelters and auditors on how to translate the revised requirements into practice. The webinar training schedule is posted below.

Featured topics: These are shorter topics that are covered by dedicated calls and mailings each month. These sessions provide a more in-depth discussion of key areas included in the revised standard. Featured topics include a variety of topics, for example: identifying CAHRAs; OECD 5-step process; risk identification systems; AML and sanction lists expectations and best practices, and Know Your Counterparty processes. 

For more information, please contact Hillary Amster at hamster@responsiblebusiness.org.

 

TOPIC

Description

Estimated Delivery Date

Featured Topic 1: Introduction to the OECD 5-Steps

An introduction to the 5-Step Framework of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance.

Available on the ELearning Academy in English and Mandarin

Featured Topic 2: Tools for Responsible Sourcing from High-Risk Areas

An overview of resources, existing upstream assurance mechanisms, and best practices for sourcing responsibly from high-risk areas.

Available on the ELearning Academy in English and Mandarin

Webinar 1: Overview of Revised Standard

Introduction to the revised standard requirements and major differences between the current protocol and the revised standard.  Recommended for smelters, refiners, and auditors.

Available on the ELearning Academy in English and Mandarin

Webinar 2: Practical Aspects of Implementation

A practical guide to implementing the revised standard, including a timeline for auditing and audit preparations.  Recommended for smelters, refiners, and auditors.

Available on the ELearning Academy in English and Mandarin

Featured Topic 3: Identifying Risks

A non-mineral supply chain analogy to identifying risks in the supply chain.  Recommended for smelters, refiners, and auditors.

Available on the ELearning Academy in English and Mandarin

Webinar 3: OECD Step 1

In-depth look at how to create and implement a management system as part of OECD Step 1.

Available on the ELearning Academy in English and Mandarin

Webinar 4: Introduction to Auditing Against the Revised Standard

Auditor guidance for auditing against the revised standard.  Recommended for auditors.

Available on the ELearning Academy in English and Mandarin

Featured Topic 4: KYC and AML

Information on how to conduct Know-Your-Counterparty and Anti-Money-Laundering checks in the supply chain.

Available on the ELearning Academy in English and Mandarin

Webinar 5: Risk management for low-risk sources

An interactive animated course on the standard’s expectations for smelters and refiners sourcing low-risk.  Recommended for smelters, refiners, and auditors.

Available below and on the ELearning Academy in English and Mandarin

Webinar 6: Risk management for high-risk sources

An interactive animated course on the standard’s expectations for smelters and refiners sourcing high-risk.  Recommended for smelters, refiners, and auditors.

Available below and on the ELearning Academy in English and Mandarin

Webinar 7: Auditing to the Gold Standard

Specific guidance for auditing against the revised Gold standard and major differences between gold and the 3Ts.

Available below and on the ELearning Academy in English

Webinar 8: Revised Assessment  Tools

A look into the revised assessment tools.  Recommended for smelters, refiners, and auditors.

Available below and on the ELearning Academy in English and Mandarin

Featured Topic 5: Identifying CAHRAs

Information on how to identify Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.

Available below and on the ELearning Academy in English and Mandarin

China In-person Auditee Training

In-person training for China-based Auditees, to be held in Xiamen, China.

February 2019 (TBC)

China In-person Auditor Training

In-person training for China-based Auditors, to be held in Xiamen, China.

February 2019 (TBC)

Japan In-person Auditee Training

In-person training for Japan-based Auditees, to be held in Japan.

March 2019 (TBC)

Japan In-person Auditor Training

In-person training for Japan-based Auditors, to be held in Japan.

March 2019 (TBC)

Mexico In-person Auditee Training

In-person training for Mexico-based Auditees, to be held in Mexico.

April 2019 (TBC)

Mexico In-person Auditor Training

In-person training for Mexico-based Auditors, to be held in Mexico.

April 2019 (TBC)

 

 Module 5: Risk management for low-risk sources (English)

 

Module 5: Risk management for low-risk sources (Mandarin)

 

Module 6: Risk Management for High-Risk Sources (English)

 

Module 6: Risk Management for High-Risk Sources (Mandarin)

 

Module 7: Auditing to the Gold Standard (English)

 

Module 8: Revised Assessment Tools (English)

 

Module 8: Revised Assessment Tools (Mandarin)

 

Featured Topic 5: Identifying CAHRAs (English)

 

Featured Topic 5: Identifying CAHRAs (Mandarin)