Cobalt & MICA Reporting Templates to be Phased Out

By: SiliconExpert on May 31st, 2022

Updated May 31, 2022 – As of April 1, 2022, The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) has officially phased out the use of the Cobalt Reporting Template (CRT) and the Mica Reporting Template (MRT). The free Extended Minerals Reporting Template is now the primary reporting template available. Download it in the references section below.


March 8, 2022 – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) has announced that it will phase out the Cobalt Reporting Template (CRT) and Mica Reporting Template (MRT) on March 31st, 2022.  

The RMI released the Extended Minerals Reporting Template (EMRT) in October 2021 as an alternative to using the respective templates for the various minerals included within. The discontinuation of the CRT and MRT will force manufacturers to utilize EMRT instead. 

What is EMRT?

The EMRT is a free reporting template to identify issues and gather due diligence information for cobalt and mica supply chains. Manufacturers of cobalt and mica must fill these mineral templates to show that the materials are sourced ethically and responsibly. Any OEM manufacturer or producer may check these reports to know they’re not breaking any compliance regulations.  

Click the link in the references below to download the EMRT v 1.02 to ensure you are prepared for this phase out. 



SiliconExpert P5 offers a robust set of compliance data within our Part Search and BOM Manager products, easily located under the Compliance Tab.  For deeper compliance insights, check out our SiliconExpert Compliance Module, an add-on module for SiliconExpert P5.

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“Please use the EMRT for cobalt and mica supplier reporting. The RMI will phase out the Cobalt Reporting Template (CRT) and Mica Reporting Template (MRT) on March 31st, 2022, and those specific webpages will be taken offline at that time.” 

Responsible Mineral Initiative (RMI)



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