28 Nov 2019

The Cobalt Reporting Template is developed by Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) to identify choke points and collect due diligence information in the cobalt supply chain. This is a free standardized template and was launched on December 21, 2018. RMI has revised the CRT with effect from 30th October 2019 and the new version is CRT 2.0. The major changes compared to the earlier version are mentioned below:

  • All bugs and errors were corrected
  • Modified to conform as per IPC-1755 amendment dated May 2019
  • More clarity given on the instructions and definitions
  • Smelter Look-up tab and Instructions are aligned to CMRT in language and format
  • Smelter Look-up List and Standard Smelter List are updated

The next version of the CRT is expected to be released during September – November of next year 2020.

ComplianceXL has the new version of the Cobalt reporting Template and has been using it since, keeping in mind the best interest of their clients. Once the newer version is released, they will make sure to update you with the news.

CRT 2.0 is available for download here.

List of currently identified cobalt refineries can be found in the below link: