With more than 400 member companies, the Responsible Minerals Initiative is one of the most utilized and respected resources for companies from a range of industries addressing responsible mineral sourcing issues in their supply chains.

We provide companies with tools and resources to make sourcing decisions that improve regulatory compliance and support responsible sourcing of minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

VISION RMI’s vision is that mineral supply chains contribute positively to social economic development globally.
MISSION RMI serves as an umbrella organization for the voice of progressive industry to support responsible mineral sourcing broadly and convenes stakeholders to continually shape dialogue and practices.
GOAL Working together, we are evolving business practices to support responsible mineral production and sourcing globally, including but not limited to conflict-affected and high-risk areas, providing companies with tools and resources that improve regulatory compliance, align with international standards, and support industry and stakeholder expectations.

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Due Diligence

Read about our tools and programs to enable due diligence and how they apply to minerals within your products.

Minerals Due Diligence

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Assurance Process

Learn about our flagship Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) and access the standards and assessment documents.

Responsible Minerals Assurance Process

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Reporting Templates

Download our Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) or Cobalt Reporting Template (CRT) to map your supply chain.

Conflict Minerals Reporting Templates

Become a member

Join the RMI and engage with peers, industry organizations and stakeholders to develop, share and utilize tools and resource for responsible minerals sourcing.

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RMI and the Copper Mark Publish Criteria for Responsible Minerals and Metals

Oct 19, 2023

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and The Copper Mark today announced the launch of the RMI’s Risk Readiness Assessment (RRA) and the RMI’s and Copper Mark’s joint Criteria Guide, version 3.0. The RRA Criteria and Criteria Guide are publicly available to all interested stakeholders.

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RMI Upstream Mechanism Recognition Update - June 2023

Jun 13, 2023

On June 8, 2023, the RMI received ITSCI’s OECD Alignment Assessment Report, together with ITSCI’s expression of interest to apply for RMI recognition. The RMI is sharing this update so smelters and auditors engaged in the Responsible Minerals Assurance Program (RMAP) and other stakeholders are aware of the upcoming schedule and implications for 2023 RMAP assessments.

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Responsible Minerals Initiative Standards Recognized by the London Metal Exchange

Apr 18, 2023

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the RMI’s Global Responsible Sourcing Due Diligence Standard for Mineral Supply Chains - All Minerals has achieved recognition by the London Metal Exchange (LME). This is the sixth RMI standard to be conditionally approved by the LME and it is an important due diligence tool for battery materials and the green energy transition.

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