10 May 2020

New Version of Conflict Mineral Reporting Template CMRT v 6.01 and Cobalt Reporting Template CRT v 2.11 is released by RMI.

CMRT v 6.01 (Conflict Mineral Reporting Template)

RMI has released the new version of CMRT on 19th May 2020, which will replace the current version of CMRT v 5.12. The CMRT v 6.01 must be used for the next reporting year. For the current reporting year, all organization can use the CMRT v 5.1 or higher.

The major changes that you will see in CMRT v 6.01 include:

  • Corrections of all bugs and errors
  • Updated ISO country, state and province lists
  • Conformance to IPC-1755, which incorporated EU Conflict Minerals Regulation in the wordings of the following questions: Q 4 (newly added), Q H (formerly Q I), removal of former question C
  • Updates to the Smelter Reference List and Standard Smelter List

The next version of the CMRT is expected to be released during March-April 2021

CRT v 2.11 (Cobalt Reporting Template)

RMI also updated the CRT (Cobalt Reporting Template) to CRT v 2.11 on 19th May 2020, which will replace the current CRT v 2.0 released on 30th October 2019. The Cobalt Reporting Template is a free, standardized reporting template developed by the Responsible Minerals Initiative to identify choke points and collect due diligence information in the cobalt supply chain. The template was formally launched on December 21, 2018.

The major changes to the CRT v 2.11 are updates to the Smelter Reference List, which includes Cobalt Crude refiners that are designated Eligible in the Smelter Database.

The next version of the CRT is expected to be released during September-October 2020

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