Responsible Raw Materials Initiative

Training Program

CFSI has developed a comprehensive training schedule, including webinars, calls, mailings, e-Learning academy, guidance documents, in-person trainings and technical assistance.

In-person trainings: These are half- or full-day sessions providing in-depth training on the revised standard. CFSI is planning to hold in-person trainings in Asia, US and Europe. Exact locations and dates are to be determined and will be communicated as soon as possible.

Webinar: These will be made live in EST and via recording on the e-learning academy. Webinars will focus on specific sections of the revised standard and will seek to provide guidance for smelters on how to translate the revised requirements into practice.

Featured topics: These will be addressed during calls and mailings for each month to provide a more in-depth discussion of key areas included in the revised standard. Featured topics will include identifying CAHRAs; OECD 5-steps; step 5 reporting, risk identification system (focus on FAQ), AML and sanction lists expectations and best practices, and Know Your Counterparty.

In person-trainings will begin in June 2017 and continue throughout the first half of 2018.  The webinar training schedule for the remainder of 2017 is anticipated to be as follows. For more information, please contact Hillary Amster at


Estimated Delivery Date

Webinar 1: Overview of New Protocol

7 July 2017

Featured Topic 1

10 July 2017

Webinar 2: Practical Aspects of Implementation

14 July 2017

Featured Topic 2

7 August 2017

Webinar 3: OECD Step 1

10 August 2017

Webinar 4: Introduction to Auditing Against the New Protocol

8 August 2017

Webinar 5: Risk management for low risk sources

8 September 2017

Featured Topic 3

11 September 2017

Webinar 6: Risk management for high risk sources

15 September 2017

Featured Topic 4

2 October 2017

Webinar 7: Difference between the audit protocols

6 October 2017

Webinar 8: New Audit Tools

6 October 2017

Featured Topic 5

6 November 2017

Webinar 9: Step 5 Reporting & Readiness Test

1 December 2017