The RMI recognizes standards and activities that facilitate the fulfilment of the requirements of the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) and other RMI program requirements for eligible companies. The RMI Recognition Process defines the process and criteria utilized to review the policies, standards and activities of other schemes to determine partial or full recognition for purposes of meeting the requirements defined in the standards assessed through RMI’s program, including RMAP.
For detailed eligibility requirements, please refer to the full document here: RMI Recognition Process
The RMI Recognition Process covers the following:
|Supply Chain Scope||Program Type||Eligibility|
|1||Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) - Upstream||Upstream Assurance Mechanisms||May be recognized to meet some or all of the upstream due diligence requirements under RMAP and covering any of the materials.|
|2||RMAP Cross-recognition - Midstream||Industry Assessment Programs||May be recognized to meet some or all of the RMAP requirements for smelters/refiners.|
|3||Risk Readiness Assessment (RRA) – Upstream and Midstream||Voluntary Standard Systems (VSS)||May be recognized to partially meet, meet, or exceed the industry norm for some or all issue areas of the Risk Readiness Assessment (RRA) and covering any of the materials included in the RRA.|
Currently the RMI Recognizes:
- Upstream Assurance Mechanisms
- ITSCI – OECD Alignment Assessment
- BSP – Independent third-party assessment against the OECD Due Diligence Guidance utilizing the OECD Alignment Assessment Tool and Methodology
- On June 2, 2020 RCS Global has been granted recognition by the RMI for the Better Sourcing Program (BSP) demonstrating that it meets the minimum requirements for a recognized Upstream Assurance Mechanism (Level 1: Full Recognition – Standard and Implementation), as outlined in the RMI Recognition Process document.
- Industry Assessment Programs
The RMI is now in the process of communicating the new recognition requirements and on-boarding existing recognized mechanisms/programs.
For more information on individual program types, please visit: