10 Dec 2022

CMD Manager

CMD (Conflict Minerals Declaration manager) is the feature available with CDX (Compliance Data Exchange) system to assist in Conflict minerals requirement and helps in preparing the roll up report of information received from the supplier. CDX can manage Material Data Information (MDS) as well as Conflict Minerals Information (CMD). To simplify the look and feel of CDX, you can select the View for the menus to be “MDS View” or “CMD View”.

Conflict minerals

As proposed by US legislation, “Conflict Minerals” are the minerals which derived from the raw material “cassiterite, columbite-tantalite and wolframite” which include Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum and Gold respectively. US Securities and Exchange Commission requires that companies that use Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum, and Gold in their products or production report to them as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform bill. To ensure that these minerals are “DRC conflict free” or not originating from Congo or its adjoining countries.

Conflict Minerals Manager in CDX

The CMD manager is the functionalities provided by the CDX system to fulfil the requirement proposed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. It provides the complete solution to the company for the collection of conflict minerals declaration and reporting to the SEC. CMD manager extends its functionalities not only to the business partners who registered in CDX but also for the business partner who are not enrolled in the CDX system yet. All these makes CDX system more comfortable for managing and exchanging CMDs over wide range of suppliers.

Many options are available to manage CMDs in the CDX system.

  • If the suppliers are not registered in CDX system, we can import the CMDs through import option. Any version of RMI (Responsible Minerals Initiative) template can be imported in to the CDX system.
  • We can export CMDs into Excel files.
  • We can request the CMDs from our supplier from CDX system itself. Bulk and individual request are possible in this application.
  • If the company is registered with CDX, we can send, receive or create CMDs.
  • We can incorporate CMDs into our company by using import option or we can get it from the suppliers who is already using CDX system.
  • All kinds of smelter optimization (like sorting, grouping, etc.) activities are possible in the CDX system.
  • Notification facilities are available in CDX system, whenever we receive or reject or accept CMDs.
  • All kind of validation and quality checks are possible in the CDX system for the imported or created CMDs.
  • All kind of declaration can be collected through CDX system like full, partial and one level declaration.
  • Even different kind of smelters (Standard, CDX registered, RMI Conflict free, Alleged and Other distributors) also we can handle through CDX systems.
  • CDX CMD manager is the best platform to manage all our CMDs with our supplier chains and business partners. They made the conflict minerals management much easier with their centrally organized tool CDX (Compliance Data Exchange).