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World leading advisory, audit and training in
responsible sourcing of natural resources

Advisory Auditing Training


World leading auditing and third party assurance in natural resources supply chains.

Senior Auditors engaged on every audit globally
Rapid and tailored response delivered across all audits
First issuer of CFSI Downstream Audits. Industry leading IPSA auditor in the US

RCS Global plays a central role in the design and delivery of responsible supply chain audits and regulatory frameworks in the world’s three biggest markets: the US, EU and China.

We are not a body shop. Our auditors are experts in their field and clients value the quality of our audits and the depth of the learning experience during the process.

Globally, we are driving greater supply chain responsibility as the first issuer of Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) downstream audits. We are the industry-leading supplier of performance based Independent Private Sector Audits (IPSAs) and IPSA audit readiness services in the US.

We also provide RJC (CoP and CoC), as well as LBMA, OECD upstream audits, Bettercoal assessments and RCS Global's popular sourcing inquiry audit.

Our seven distinct audit products are.

RMI Downstream Audit

Developed by RCS Global, the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI)’s Downstream Audit Program provides a mechanism for companies to obtain independent validation of responsible sourcing practices in accordance with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance and to be listed on the RMI’s public registry.


An IPSA or IPSA readiness audit gives companies an independent 3rd party review and validation of the design of their due diligence program and Conflict Minerals Report as required under Dodd-Frank Section 1502. RCS Global is the industry leading supplier of IPSAs.

Sourcing Inquiry Audit

This audit investigates and confirms the presence or absence of specific “conflict free” or “high-risk” smelters within a given company or product supply chain.

RJC Audit

RCS Global is an accredited auditor for the Responsible Jewellery Council and is recognised within the industry as a high-quality, responsive and cost-efficient option for companies needing RJC Code of Practices and Chain of Custody certification worldwide.

OECD Upstream Audit

The upstream audit provides an independent review of mineral supply chains in conflict-affected and high risk areas, from mine to exporter, to assess the level of conformance with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance.


RCS Global is an approved assessor for the BetterCoal Code. We complete the initial assessments of participating coal mining operations and work with the company to continuously improve its social, environmental, and ethical performance.

LBMA Audit

London Bullion Market Association (LBMA): RCS Global is a fully accredited auditor for the Responsible Gold Guidance, able to deliver audits cost-effectively, worldwide.



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