Stay Compliant with Extended Mineral Reporting

By: SiliconExpert on October 26th, 2021

October 20, 2021, RMI (Responsible Mineral Initiatives) has released a new template that combines the existing Cobalt Reporting Template (CRT) and Mica Reporting Template (MRT). This new template is called the Extended Minerals Reporting Template (EMRT).

Mica and cobalt are both used extensively in manufacturing. Cobalt is used in lithium-ion batteries for automobiles, smartphones, and electronics. Mica is a group of 37 types of minerals in layered structures and is used in cosmetic or paint applications. Due to its insulation and heat-resistant properties, mica is used in many electronic and vehicular components.

Importance of Reporting Templates

The Extended Minerals Reporting Template (EMRT) is a free, standardized reporting template developed by the Responsible Minerals Initiative. It allows companies to identify pinch points and collect due diligence information in cobalt and mica production.

If you’re a manufacturer of parts, these mineral templates must be filled out to show whether your parts are responsibly and ethically sourced. For OEM manufacturers and producers, it’s important to know that you are not breaking any compliance regulations.

The next version of the EMRT is anticipated to be released in Fall 2022.

Changes to CRT and MRT as part of the new combined EMRT include:

  • Corrections to bugs and errors
  • Updated Smelter Reference List and Standard Smelter List
  • Translation Improvements

EMRT v1.0 and the EMRT completion guide are available for download here.

RMI recommends using the EMRT version 1.0 for the current Reporting Year.

Check our Compliance Tools to Stay Informed

Many compliance regulations are available for free in our P5 software in the Compliance Tab. We also offer an extended add-on, the Compliance Module, which comprehensively checks compliance for all parts.

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