Update: CMRT 4.01 Replaces CMRT 4.0!

Update: CMRT 4.01 Replaces CMRT 4.0!

Update! CMRT 4.0 Replaced

The CMRT 4.0 has been updated and the industry standard for conflict minerals reporting is now the CMRT 4.01. The changes between the CMRT 4.0 and the CMRT 4.01 are very minimal. It corrected errors in various tabs but there were no changes to the actual content of the form. The declaration tab, the checker tab and the smelter tab were all updated to remove bugs.

Click here to download the latest version of the CMRT. 


CMRT 4.0 Is Out! What’s Different? Find Out Here!

The latest round of revisions to the CMRT Conflict Minerals Reporting Template 4.0 has been released as of April 30th, 2015. The CMRT has been widely adopted by companies trying to determine 3TG sourcing and has become a great leading multi-industry tool that helps facilitate information gathering downstream in the supply chain.

While the template has not made any drastic changes in comparison to the last major revision 2.03-3.0 it has made a number of updates:

  • Minor changes to question text throughout
  • Replaces the Standard Smelter names with the Smelter Reference list
  • Updated translations of modified text
  • Main tabs highlighted for easy navigation

The CMRT 4.0 is free just as previous versions and can be downloaded from here: CMRT 4.0.

The CFSI recommends that 2014 supply chain data be gathered with CMRT 3.0 and higher versions using the 3.02 standard smelter reference list, there is no expectation to make a quick conversion to 4.0 for the 2014 reporting period but this should be used in 2015 information gathering.

Has Any Terminology Changed In The CMRT 4.0?

Previous versions of the CMRT used the term “Conflict Minerals” when referring to Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum and Gold. The newest version has adopted the term 3TG to reference the minerals. Why was this change made? Conflict Minerals are minerals that originate from conflict mines within the DRC. All Conflict Minerals are 3TGs but not all 3TGs are conflict minerals. This is an important change as it clarifies what data the template it trying to gather.

Click here for our most recent article on conflict minerals. For more information about conflict minerals, check out the eBook, ‘The Conflict Mineral Handbook: Your Guide to Compliance.’

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