With more than 500 member companies, the Responsible Minerals Initiative is one of the most utilized and respected resources for companies from a range of industries addressing responsible mineral sourcing issues in their supply chains.

We provide companies with tools and resources to make sourcing decisions that improve regulatory compliance and support responsible sourcing of minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

VISION RMI’s vision is that mineral supply chains contribute positively to social economic development globally.
MISSION RMI serves as an umbrella organization for the voice of progressive industry to support responsible mineral sourcing broadly and convenes stakeholders to continually shape dialogue and practices.
GOAL Working together, we are evolving business practices to support responsible mineral production and sourcing globally, including but not limited to conflict-affected and high-risk areas, providing companies with tools and resources that improve regulatory compliance, align with international standards, and support industry and stakeholder expectations.

Group of people looking at paper work

Due Diligence

Read about our tools and programs to enable due diligence and how they apply to minerals within your products.

Minerals Due Diligence

2 people reviewing assurance process

Assurance Process

Learn about our flagship Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) and access the standards and assessment documents.

Responsible Minerals Assurance Process

group of people looking at a computer screen

Reporting Templates

Download our Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) or Cobalt Reporting Template (CRT) to map your supply chain.

Conflict Minerals Reporting Templates

Become a member

Join the RMI and engage with peers, industry organizations and stakeholders to develop, share and utilize tools and resource for responsible minerals sourcing.

See membership details

New at RMI

RMI Update on ITSCI Recognition and Great Lakes Region Due Diligence

Jul 05, 2024

For the past three years, the RMI has had a long-term and extensive dialogue with ITSCI to discuss alignment assessments and upstream recognition terms. These discussions supported improved mutual understanding of our respective programs, helped the RMI understand clarifications needed in our systems and communications, and informed the RMI’s actions to support member and smelter due diligence in the Great Lakes Region.

However, important gaps remain in ITSCI’s fulfillment of recognition terms. In full review of information on ITSCI from the alignment assessment (AA), UN Group of Experts, RMAP smelters, and other independent reporting, the RMI considers that recognition of ITSCI would not serve the RMI’s mission to support regulatory compliance and responsible sourcing of minerals from CAHRAs at this time. The RMI is pausing consideration of ITSCI recognition for at least one year.

Read more »

The RMI Publishes Updated Downstream Assessment Program (DAP) Portfolio in Alignment with the OECD

Apr 01, 2024

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) is pleased to share that the RMI’s Downstream Assessment Program (DAP) has launched an enhanced portfolio of documents in alignment with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains based on the outcomes of the OECD Alignment Assessment. On April 1, 2024 the RMI published the fully revamped Assessment Procedure and Guidance document, as well as refreshed DAP Criteria and Workbook with newly developed data points and guidance on DAP requirements for assessors, and a new training for DAP participants, prospects and assessment firms.

Read more »

Responsible Minerals Initiative Launches Network for Institutional Investors

Feb 13, 2024

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the launch of the RMI Investor Network to advance responsible sourcing and further engage institutional investors crucial to the renewable energy transition.

Read more »