RMI Annual Conference 209

Publications & Brochures

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) offers resources for companies about best practices, guidance, and standards on conducting due diligence on mineral sourcing from conflict-affected and high-risk areas, regulatory compliance, and public reporting. Many of these documents are authored by RMI members with contributions from stakeholders.

The RMI is also pleased to offer brochures with overviews of RMI resources and programs, as well as publications highlighting the organization's previous successes involving its programs and participants.

For all guidance documents, please note that any clarification by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or OECD would supercede the guidance provided here.

Case Studies

Gold Refiner RMAP Audit Experience: Advanced Chemical

Guidance Documents

Five Practical Steps for Conflict Minerals Due Diligence and SEC Disclosure. Apr 2017, revision 3

RMI-GRI Responsible Mineral Sourcing Reporting Toolkit

Engaging Distributors for Conflict Minerals Information

Due Diligence in the Gold Supply Chain

Presentations

Conflict Minerals Compliance: Due Diligence in a Complex Supply Chain

RMI Program Overviews

RMI Brochure

RMI General Membership | RMI Upstream Membership

RMI Gold Refiner Fact Sheet (English) | RMI Gold Refiner Fact Sheet (Chinese)

RMI Cobalt Fact Sheet (2019)

Reports

Material Change: A Study of Risks and Opportunities for Collective Action in the Materials Supply Chains of the Automotive and Electronics Industries

Risk Readiness Assessment Online Platform - An Analysis of Usage, Performance, and User Experience - Year 1, February 2019

RMI RMAP Auditee Survey Highlights: March 2015 - May 2018

 

Additional Publications

Jul 12, 2018 | New Report Provides Insights on Responsible Sourcing in Automotive and Electronics Industries

Drive Sustainability and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) released a new study examining responsible sourcing of materials in the automotive and electronics industries.

Five Practical Steps for Conflict Minerals Due Diligence and SEC Disclosure
Apr 10, 2017 | Five Practical Steps for Conflict Minerals Due Diligence and SEC Disclosure

This is an update to RMI’s 2015 Five Practical Steps White Paper. In summary, this paper gives examples of how a company may use the OECD Guidance to meet SEC requirements and seeks to provide clear explanations, practical tips and recognized progressive practices for companies on collecting and assessing information about the 3TG in their supply chain that should inform company decision-making and public reporting. This updated version includes additional options for companies that would like to implement recognized progressive practices in their responsible sourcing programs.

Comments on Reconsideration of Conflict Minerals Rule Implementation
Mar 14, 2017 | Comments on Reconsideration of Conflict Minerals Rule Implementation

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) submitted comments regarding a statement by the Acting Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on reconsideration of Dodd-Frank Section 1502.

Bisie Stocks Reports
Jul 19, 2016 | Bisie Stocks Reports

A compilation of recent reports related to the 'Bisie Mineral Stock’, cassiterite from Bisié, Walikale Territory, North Kivu, DRC which was mined primarily over the period between 2011-2015.

Testimony to US House of Representatives
Nov 16, 2015 | Testimony to US House of Representatives

Hearing on Dodd-Frank’s Conflict Minerals Provision, written submission of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) before the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade of the Committee on Financial Services U.S. House of Representatives

Five Practical Steps to Support SEC Conflict Minerals Disclosure
Feb 28, 2015 | Five Practical Steps to Support SEC Conflict Minerals Disclosure

This paper is intended as a practical guide for Downstream Companies that have reporting obligations on conflict minerals. This paper may also be helpful for suppliers to better understand their customers’ expectations and requirements.

Reasonable Practices to Identify Sources of Conflict Minerals: Practical Guidance for Downstream Companies
Aug 16, 2013 | Reasonable Practices to Identify Sources of Conflict Minerals: Practical Guidance for Downstream Companies

This white paper provides guidance on reasonable practices for downstream companies to identify sources of conflict minerals in their supply chains.

Interpretation of the U.S. SEC Rule for the Purposes of Implementation of the Conflict-Free Smelter Program
Oct 23, 2012 | Interpretation of the U.S. SEC Rule for the Purposes of Implementation of the Conflict-Free Smelter Program

The Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) Program is providing clarification to its position based on the issuance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) final rule regarding existing stocks, and recycle and scrap materials.

Conformance and Compatibility Analysis of CFS, iTSCi, and the OECD Due Diligence Guidance
Nov 28, 2011 | Conformance and Compatibility Analysis of CFS, iTSCi, and the OECD Due Diligence Guidance

A comparison of key conflict minerals due diligence frameworks and approaches.

Tracing a Path Forward
Apr 1, 2008 | Tracing a Path Forward

A study of the challenges of the supply chain for target metals used in electronics. Commissioned by the EICC and GeSI and authored by RESOLVE.