Training

Online Training eLearning Academy

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) provides a free online eLearning Academy featuring course modules on minerals sourcing due diligence, minerals-specific risks in the supply chain, regulatory requirements, OECD Guidance and international best practices on responsible mineral sourcing, it also includes tutorials on the RMI tools and resources, as well as courses on the RMI's two assessment programs: the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) and the Downstream Audit Program (DAP). Smelter and supplier-specific courses are also available. For more information, please see our FAQ, available in English and Chinese. For a full list of courses in the eLearning Academy, there are Course Guides available in English and Chinese. To request eLearning login credentials, please send an e-mail to RMILearning@responsiblebusiness.org.

The RMI eLearning is now part of the RBA Learning Academy! To access it please visit: https://rbaacademy.litmos.com

In-Person Training

The RMI holds in-person training for smelters and refiners and for auditors multiple times a year in multiple geographies. The RMI Members are welcome to attend RMI in-person training

These are half-day or one to two full-day sessions providing in-depth training on the RMI standards for auditors and auditees. RMI has held in-person trainings in China, EU, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, UAE, UK and USA, and we are always looking to expand in-person training to more geographies. Locations and dates when available are posted below.

  • Note: In-person trainings for 2020 have been postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19 and moved to online webinar format. 

Webinars

These are 1-hour to 4-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 Catherine Tyson at ctyson@responsiblebusiness.org.

 

RMI Training Academy Newly Released Courses

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Description

Link to the online Academy

Featured Topic 1: Introduction to the OECD 5-Steps

An introduction to the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Sourcing from Conflict Affected and High-Risk Areas, including practical approaches to implementing the 5 Step process to mineral supply chain due diligence described in the Guidance.

Available below and 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

Standard Training Module 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

Standard Training Module 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

Standard Training Module 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

Standard Training Module 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

Standard Training Module 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

Standard Training Module 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

Standard Training Module 7: Introduction 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

Standard Training Module 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

Featured Topic 6: Responsible Cobalt Sourcing

An overview of the cobalt supply chain and how to assess sourcing risks through the OECD's 5-Step Due Diligence Guidance.

Available below and on the ELearning Academy in English and Mandarin

RMI Auditor Webinar: Revised Procedure and Assessment Tools

An auditor training overview highlighting new assessment tools and procedures for the revised standard.

Available below and on the ELearning Academy in English

Featured Topic 7: Gold Due Diligence 

Overview of the gold supply chain and how to assess sourcing risks through the OECD's 5-Step Due Diligence Guidance.

Available on the ELearning Academy in English and Mandarin

RMI Responsible Sourcing

Introduction to responsible mineral sourcing 101. 

Available on the ELearning Academy in English and Mandarin

RMI Responsible Minerals Assurance Process - Basic Due Diligence

Summary of basic due diligence steps in preparation for the RMAP assessment. 

Available on the ELearning Academy in English and Mandarin

RMI Management Systems

Overview of Management System requirements under the OECD and RMAP, and practical steps to implementation. 

Available on the ELearning Academy in English and Mandarin

Downstream Auditor Training

Introduction to RMI's Downstream Assessment Program (DAP) requirements, scope and process. 

Available on the ELearning Academy in English

 

RMI Web-based Training Conducted in 2020

RMI RMAP Auditor Training  March 2020
RMI ITA Joint Criteria Training for Auditors and Auditees (English)
June 2020
RMI ITA Joint Criteria Training for Auditors and Auditees (Chinese) July 2020

RMI RMAP India Gold Refiner Auditee Training 

August 2020
RMI Auditor Training: CAHRA Resources, High Risk Sourcing, Continual Improvement (Asia Timezone) November 2020

RMI Auditor Training: CAHRA Resources, High Risk Sourcing, Continual Improvement (EMEA & Americas Timezone)

November 2020
RMI Cobalt Training  Anticipated Q1 2021

 

RMI Training Modules 

A samlpe selection of the RMI's online courses are provided below. For the full course library, please visit the RMI course section on the RBA Academy

Featured Topic 1: Introduction to the OECD Due Diligence Guidance (English)

 

 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)

 

Featured Topic 5: Identifying CAHRAs (English)

 

Featured Topic 5: Identifying CAHRAs (Mandarin)

 

Featured Topic 6: Cobalt Due Diligence Overview (English)

 

Featured Topic 6: Cobalt Due Diligence Overview (Mandarin)

 

Module 8: Revised Assessment Tools (English)

 

Module 8: Revised Assessment Tools (Mandarin)

 

RMI Auditor Webinar: Revised Procedure and Assessment Tools