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The Latest CMRT Version
What Changes with the CMRT v. 6.1
The Excel format and the tabs titles remain the same:
- Smelter List
- Product List
- Smelter look-up
Like previous updates, the list of smelters with their ID references is refreshed to reflect the current audit of active smelters.
Translations have already been improved since the CMRT is available in:
What is a CMRT?
CMRT means Conflict Minerals Reporting Template. The non-profit RMI organization (Responsible Minerals Initiative) manages this standard. The intent is to help companies comply with regulations like the American Dodd-Frank regulation, the European Regulation # 2017/821.
These regulations currently target four minerals: Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten, and Gold. They are commonly called 3TGs.
Why Conflict Minerals Regulations?
A lot of products and businesses depend on the supply of 3TGs. Think about the electronic industry with tin in solder, gold in printed circuit boards, of tantalum in capacitors.
Efficient recycling of waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), to collect as many precious metals as possible, plays an important role. Smelters, refiners, and mines as well.
This rising demand tends to pressure markets and bring geopolitical concerns. Indeed, some precious mines, especially in the region of Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), are under the control of armed rebel terrorists. Sadly, such terrorists exploit local populations with modern slavery and various abuses.
Conflict minerals regulations aim at hindering the supply of conflict minerals from non-safe mines. As a result, smelters play an essential role in this endeavor. They are audited to determine the origin of the ore they process.
Why Using the Latest CMRT Version when Auditing your Supply Chain?
The whole supply chain is involved in the conflict mineral audit process: from the mine to the manufacturer of complex devices.
Using the latest CMRT version, you can get the most recent list of smelters and find out whether your supply chain is safe.
The Recommended Due Diligence Approach
The OECD has published guidance to support the industry that wants to demonstrate due diligence. Having a robust procedure in place, with preventive and actions, is a great tool. Publishing a policy and regularly auditing suppliers as well.
Enviropass is here to assist you in the journey. We can audit your suppliers of products containing 3TGs, compile the data on your behalf, and give you your corporate CMRT, version 6.1. Contact Enviropass now!