The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) has established itself as a commonly used and respected resource for companies in a range of industries addressing conflict minerals issues in their supply chains.
The RMI Downstream Audit provides a mechanism for companies to obtain independent validation of responsible sourcing practices. The audit is based on the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.
1. Audit standards:
The audit follows the ISO19011:2011 standard for management systems audits to assess a company’s processes to:
Monitor transactions of 3TG received and to maintain adequate documentation to confirm the origin of 3TG or 3TG containing product
2. What is assessed:
The audit is carried out against the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.
The company’s due diligence system is designed and implemented in accordance with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance;
There is no reason to believe goods directly or indirectly financed or benefited armed groups that are perpetrators of serious human rights abuses in the DRC or an adjoining country;
All sources of 3TG are identified and confirmed to be scrap or recycled material; and/or Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) or equivalent validated companies.