Since 2010, many companies have been required to exercise due diligence on their supply chains for tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold (3TG). The United States Dodd-Frank Wall Street Consumer Protection Act, Section 1502 (Dodd-Frank Act), as well as the Regulation (EU) 2017 / 821 of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU Regulation) require companies to map their supply chains, identify, assess and mitigate risks as well as report publicly on the actions and outcomes of their due diligence.
What We Do
The RMI has grown into one of the most utilized and respected resources for companies from a range of industries to meet regulatory obligations. Our compliance tools focus on training, capacity-building and the understanding that a collective approach allows companies to create efficiencies and increase the positive impact of their actions in supply chains. Core pillars of the RMI’s tools include:
- Independent, third-party assessments of key actors in the supply chain:
- The RMI’s Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) offers companies and their suppliers an independent, third-party assessment that determines which smelters and refiners can be verified as having systems in place to responsibly source minerals in line with current global standards.
- The RMI’s Downstream Audit Program is designed for companies that seek validation of their mineral sourcing practices yet are not eligible to participate in the RMAP as they do not meet the definition of a smelter or a refiner.
- Reporting templates and mineral country of origin data:
- The RMI’s Conflict Minerals Reporting Template is a free, standardized reporting template developed by the Responsible Minerals Initiative that facilitates the transfer of information through the supply chain regarding mineral country of origin and smelters and refiners being utilized.
- Member companies of the RMI receive aggregated Reasonable Country of Origin Information (RCOI) that is required to comply with the Dodd-Frank Act.
- The RMI offers numerous templates, tools, trainings and guidance for companies to meet their regulatory obligations.
What You Can Do
Learn more about the actions you can take to comply with regulations for tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold:
- Map your supply chain using the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template.
- Support our industry program for third-party assessments of smelters, refiners and downstream companies.
- Join the RMI and gain access to the Reasonable Country of Origin Information to demonstrate your conformance with the Dodd-Frank Act.
- Publicly report on your due diligence program, using our conformant and active smelter lists. Consult our Step 5 Reporting Guidance for examples of companies’ disclosure.
- Review our publicly available trainings and resources or sign up for the RMI eLearning Academy.
For more information, please contact Leah Butler.