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.
Gold Refiner RMAP Audit Experience: Advanced Chemical
The Criteria Guide for the Risk Readiness Assessment
Due Diligence in the Gold Supply Chain
Due Diligence Playbook (English) | Due Diligence Playbook (Chinese)
Engaging Distributors for Conflict Minerals Information
EU Conflict Minerals Regulation Preparedness
Practical Guide to Minerals Due Diligence Implementation, January 2022, Version 4.0 (English)
Practical Guide to Minerals Due Diligence Implementation, January 2022, Version 4.0 (Japanese) (translation provided by JEITA)
RBA Practical Guide to Implementing Responsible Business Conduct Due Diligence in Supply Chains
Researching the Role of Aggregators and Crude Refiners in the Gold Supply Chain
RMI-GRI Responsible Mineral Sourcing Reporting Toolkit
RMI Blockchain Guidelines, Second Edition
Conflict Minerals Compliance: Due Diligence in a Complex Supply Chain
RMI Program Overviews
RMI Brochure (English) | RMI Brochure (French)
RMI General Membership | RMI Upstream Membership
RMI Gold Refiner Fact Sheet (English) | RMI Gold Refiner Fact Sheet (Chinese)
Minerals Grievance Platform Overview
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
Drive Sustainability and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) released a new study examining responsible sourcing of materials in the automotive and electronics industries.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
This white paper provides guidance on reasonable practices for downstream companies to identify sources of conflict minerals in their supply chains.
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.
A comparison of key conflict minerals due diligence frameworks and approaches.
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.