Responsible Raw Materials Initiative

How do we obtain the specific country of origin information for SORs?

By being a member of the CFSI, you have access to country of origin information, including the Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI) data provided by the CFSI. This list provides country of origin information for SORs that are validated through the Conflict-Free Smelter Program. Note that this report is sent to one contact per company, approximately every two months.

This data provides companies with detailed information about the source of 3TG in their supply chains. Country of origin information may be useful to companies as they prepare to demonstrate conformance to the OECD’s Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, or compliance to the U.S. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. Due to business confidentiality reasons, the RCOI data is provided in an aggregated way. CFSI provides RCOI at the granularity of country levels based on risk (not at mine site level):

  • Level 1 – low risk countries know to have plausible active mining activities
  • Level 2 – known or plausible countries for smuggling, export out of Level 3 countries, or transit of materials containing 3TG
  • Level 3 – CAHRAs including the DRC and adjoining countries
  • DRC
  • Recycled/Scrap