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.

New Cobalt Reporting Template (CRT)

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.


APA Engineering’s hybrid approach to Conflict Minerals Compliance includes CRT and CMRT submission.

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