Conflict Minerals Service

Our services on conflict minerals, cobalt and MICA

We advise you on all questions regarding the documentation of conflict minerals such as tin, tungsten, tantalum, their ores as well as gold and cobalt. With our years of experience, our experts will show you swift ways to determine whether you are affected by the reporting and disclosure obligation. Especially when it comes to the topic of conflict minerals, you make a contribution to your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and strengthen the sustainability of your company with careful material reporting – and, for example, also with the proof that you do not use any of these materials or reduce them. For many customers and also companies, this is a decisive competitive advantage in today’s global competition for responsible production.

Since the beginning of 2021, there are special reporting and due diligence obligations in the EU for dealing with conflict minerals in the supply chain. The background to this is the OECD Due Diligence Guidelines. They are a guide for companies to respect human rights as well as environmental and labour standards and to improve their due diligence through appropriate measures. In addition, a similar US regulation on Conflict Minerals means that not only American but companies worldwide are directly or indirectly affected by their supply chains.

There are still no legal requirements for the cobalt and mica supply chain. However, there are also reporting options here to ensure that mining and trade in these minerals are not associated with human rights violations in conflict regions or based on child labor. There are reporting templates for conflict minerals as well as for cobalt and mica. These are the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) and the Extended Minerals Reporting Template (EMRT). Both are provided by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI). You can read more about the background in our technical information.

Our conflict minerals service
If you do not want to or cannot do your own research, we can help you determine whether you are obliged to provide evidence. If so, we will show you how you can meet this obligation efficiently. We support you in optimizing your internal processes. As well as answering your customers’ and suppliers’ inquiries about the conflict minerals you use correctly and on time.

We are happy to take on all tasks for you in the area of material compliance and passing on information in the supply chain and to authorities. We maintain your data in IMDS and CDX, among others, or create a form with the CMRT or EMRT and thus make the tedious work of reporting in accordance with the guidelines easier for you.

We also keep you up to date with news at EU level and from the USA in our ipJournal. Our globally well-connected team offers you expertise, contacts and in-depth know-how. Thanks to years of experience in the field of material compliance and responsible minerals, our engineers and experts are highly trained. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date!

Our service and consulting offers are the right thing for you if you need active help to meet compliance requirements in the area of conflict minerals, cobalt or mica. We provide you with independent advice that is always based on the latest information.

To train you and your employees, we offer various public seminars on CMRT inquiries and conflict minerals at our ipCampus. You can find the topics and dates here.

You can book our services on a modular basis or as a full service for complete reporting and communication in the supply chain on Conflict Minerals and Responsible Cobalt Reporting. Ask us for individual projects or for ongoing services – outsourcing is usually also financially worthwhile for your company.

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We offer these service modules on cobalt, MICA and conflict minerals: