The Cobalt Reporting Template (CRT) is a free, industry-standard template that companies can use to track and report on cobalt sourcing. The CRT was created by The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) using Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) guidelines, and the first version (CRT 1.1) was released on December 21, 2018.

On October 30, 2019, RMI released a new version of the CRT — the CRT 2.0. Major updates from version 1.1 include bug and error corrections, conformance to the May 2019 IPC-1755 amendment, and updates to the Smelter Look-up and Standard Smelter List. The CRT is the first voluntary responsible minerals reporting initiative adopted by the industry and may become the first of many.


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