Conflict Minerals - Tin Suppliers CMRT

#1
Hoping this is an applicable forum for this question. We're doing our due diligence with a tin plating supplier, who forwarded their tin metal supplier's CMRT. They stated in CMRT question 3 they source from the covered countries and provided the usual list of smelters, but none of the covered countries seems to be listed. Our tin plater's supplier answered "Yes" to CMRT questions 3 & 4 and included this comment:
The RMI allows for approved concentrates to be responsibly sourced from the DRC and surrounding covered areas. Smelters that source these approved concentrates from these areas are considered "approved, level 3 smelters" for RMI and reporting purposes. Nathan Trotter's policy follows the Dodd Frank legislation and corresponding RMI approved smelters, and therefore may source material from approved level 3 smelters.

This is the first time I've seen this "disclaimer" before. Has anyone else seen this from your supply chain? Is it legit?

Thanks in advance!
 
Elsmar Forum Sponsor
#3
John, thanks very much for your reply. It covers my situation very well. I've been responsible for Conflict Minerals from the outset and was under the impression that any source in the DRC and adjoining countries was conflict-related. This is the first time I've seen my supply chain reporting "due-diligence exceptions". Thanks again and hope you have a happy 4th!
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
D How do I show compliance to RoHS, REACH and Conflict Minerals? REACH and RoHS Conversations 6
P Law restrictions in each country [REACH, CONFLICT MINERALS, Canada Gazette] RoHS, REACH, ELV, IMDS and Restricted Substances 2
P EU Conflict Minerals Regulation Interpretation RoHS, REACH, ELV, IMDS and Restricted Substances 3
Q Conflict Minerals Reporting for Electronics Manufacturing AS9100, IAQG 9100, Nadcap and related Aerospace Standards and Requirements 4
Q Conflict Minerals - A question on Scope RoHS, REACH, ELV, IMDS and Restricted Substances 3
P Conflict Minerals reporting template for PPAP approval APQP and PPAP 3
J Supplier Conflict Minerals Disclosure Information and Reporting Law RoHS, REACH, ELV, IMDS and Restricted Substances 58
F Conflict Mineral Smelter Question RoHS, REACH, ELV, IMDS and Restricted Substances 8
Armen Conflict of Interest if I audit the QC department? ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 16
J Conflict of Interest Registrar/Notified Body/Testing House Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 4
K EU MDR Rule 11 - Does the 'Risk logic' used in Rule 11 conflict with that used in the other rules? EU Medical Device Regulations 2
T Interview Question - Conflict between Production and Quality Career and Occupation Discussions 9
T When T&C's (Terms and Conditions) conflict with the ISO standard Manufacturing and Related Processes 8
Wes Bucey Conflict Resolution (without bloodshed) Misc. Quality Assurance and Business Systems Related Topics 1
S FDA and Customs Label Conflict Other US Medical Device Regulations 10
Q Conflict Management - Systemic way to manage conflicts within Teams Book, Video, Blog and Web Site Reviews and Recommendations 6
F Quality Manager - Conflict of interests in organisational structure AS9100, IAQG 9100, Nadcap and related Aerospace Standards and Requirements 3
C How to handle this Inspection conflict? Second Shift Inspector? ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 8
B Conflict between department of MSA and Capability Study Gage R&R (GR&R) and MSA (Measurement Systems Analysis) 1
J Lead Auditor and Quality Manager - Conflict of Interest? Career and Occupation Discussions 4
S Conflict of Interest in Business Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 7
WCHorn AS9100 and Sampling - ANSI ASQ Z1.4 C=0 Conflict AS9100, IAQG 9100, Nadcap and related Aerospace Standards and Requirements 11
M Conflict between TS 16949 clauses 7.1.4 and 7.5.1.1 IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 9
K Key Employees and Officers - How much conflict is tolerable? Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 19
R Quality Manager Reporting to Director of Manufacturing - Conflict of Interest? ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 24
M ISO 14969 - Conflict in ISO 13485 - Measureable Objectives ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 4
R 5S Red Tag and ISO Procedure Red Tag - Tag Color Conflict Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 7
T Internal Conflict of Interest in Managing Suppliers Supplier Quality Assurance and other Supplier Issues 2
C Can we choose to not allow auditor back on site? Conflict of Interest? Supplier Quality Assurance and other Supplier Issues 11
S Is being the QMS Representative and a Union Member a conflict? Misc. Quality Assurance and Business Systems Related Topics 3
D Internal Auditing Resource Conflict of Interest Internal Auditing 8
M Quality Control Reporting to Manufacturing - Conflict of Interest Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 6
V ISO 9001 Consultant + Welding Inspector for Same Client - Conflict of interest? ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 2
Sidney Vianna Does The Cove aid in conflict of interest? Registrars and Notified Bodies 14
R Independent Auditor - Conflict of interest question Internal Auditing 19
H Can our QMS Consultant Perform Internal Audits on our behalf (Conflict of Interest)? Internal Auditing 69
D Waivers - Deviations - Responsibility -- Potential departmental conflict of interest? Manufacturing and Related Processes 6
Q Auditing Procedures we Authored - Conflict of Interest? Internal Auditing 17
A Does auditor have conflict of interest? Should we ask for different auditor? Registrars and Notified Bodies 12
J Traceabilty Conflict? Existing Inventory AS9100, IAQG 9100, Nadcap and related Aerospace Standards and Requirements 7
M IAF Technical Comittee meeting on AB/CB conflict General Measurement Device and Calibration Topics 3
W Conflict with External Auditor in ISO 9001- Number of Fire extinguishers General Auditing Discussions 48
E Conflict? 2 Technical Managers identified (one for EMC, one for Reliability) ISO17025 ISO 17025 related Discussions 8
ScottK Top QA Manager reporting to VP of Sales - Conflict? Career and Occupation Discussions 2
T Work Instructions - Conflict? Toyota's method for creating work instructions ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 14
C Fitted line plot and Regression : The final conflict Statistical Analysis Tools, Techniques and SPC 2
B Dual Role Question - Metrologist AND Quality Manager - Conflict of Interest? Career and Occupation Discussions 14
CarolX Integrity lost? Conflict of Interest? ISO 9000 'Keepers' Profit from their books Philosophy, Gurus, Innovation and Evolution 42
Jerry Eldred Many Hats - Responsibilities Conflict of Interest General Measurement Device and Calibration Topics 4
Marc ISO Conflict of Interest - Duh... (This is New???) Registrars and Notified Bodies 5
Similar threads


















































Top Bottom