As an update to an earlier post, RMI has published CMRT version 6.01 in order to address reported issues on the “Product List” tab of CMRT version 6.0.
Updated smelter lists and smelter details (along with the latest version of the CMRT) may be found at http://www.responsiblemineralsinitiative.org. The next update to the CMRT is anticipated for Spring of 2021.
Corporations and individuals may use the new CMRT as a mechanism for gathering updated conflict minerals data and improving overall data collection from their suppliers. Alerting suppliers to the new CMRT may lead to a discussion that sets expectations for routine updates and the use of the latest CMRT version. Exclusive use of the new CMRT will produce Form SD filings with the SEC that will show data received in the current year after April 26, 2019. This will demonstrate the necessary due diligence that is a hallmark of reasonable country of origin inquiry (RCOI). Also, any effort in communicating a requirement and expectations to a supplier can be similarly used in the Form SD.
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