Responsible Raw Materials Initiative

Publications and Due Diligence Guidance

The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative offers resources for companies about best practice, guidance, and standards on conducting due diligence on minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas, regulatory compliance, and public reporting. Many of these documents are authored by our members with contributions from stakeholders.

The CFSI is also pleased to offer publications highlighting the organization's previous successes involving its programs and participants.

For all guidance documents, please note that any clarification by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or OECD would supercede the guidance provided here.

Case Studies

Gold Refiner CFSP Audit Experience: Advanced Chemical

Guidance Documents

Five Practical Steps for Conflict Minerals Due Diligence and SEC Disclosure. Apr 2017, revision 3

Five Practical Steps to Support SEC Conflict Minerals Disclosure, Feb 2015, revision 2

Reasonable Practices to Identify Sources of Conflict Minerals: Practical Guidance for Downstream Companies, Aug 2013, revision 1

Due Diligence in the Gold Supply Chain

Engaging Distributors for Conflict Minerals Information


Conflict Minerals Compliance: Due Diligence in a Complex Supply Chain

Program Overviews

CFSI Brochure - August 2016

Additional Publications