Conflict-Free Smelter Program
The flagship program of the CFSI, the Conflict-Free Smelter Program (CFSP) takes a unique approach to helping companies make informed choices about conflict minerals in their supply chains. Focusing on a “pinch point” (a point with relatively few actors) in the global metals supply chain, the CFSP uses an independent third-party audit of smelter/refiner management systems and sourcing practices to validate compliance with CFSP protocols and current global standards. The audit employs a risk-based approach to validate smelters' company level management processes for responsible mineral procurement. Companies can then use this information to inform their sourcing choices.
A list of smelters and refiners that meet the standards of the audit are published on this website. The audit standard is developed according to global standards including the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas and the U.S. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.