Cobalt Reporting

Reporting Cobalt with the Latest CRT Tool

The sourcing, production, and use of cobalt in products is in the spotlight due to its toxic nature and potential harm to workers and the environment

In order to collect supply chain data on cobalt, the Responsible Mineral Initiative (RMI) has created a tool that is free and available for download. The tool is designed in accordance with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chain of Minerals from Conflict-affected and High Risk Areas.

The purpose of the template is to help with smelter and refinery identification as well as provide a mechanism for due diligence tracking. The latest template release was October 30, 2019.

It is unlikely that you are receiving many requests for this data as the tool and the initiative were released in the last two years.

This template was created to identify choke points and collect due diligence information in the cobalt supply chain. It also identifies the smelters and refiners who are approved by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI).
Visit the Responsible Minerals Initiative website at

Download the CRT 2.0 template

Differences between CRT 1.0 and CRT 2.0

The following updates were made to the CRT and released as version CRT 2.0 on October 30, 2019

Descriptions of the Functional Change:

  1. Corrections to all bugs and errors
  2. Updates to the Standard Smelter List

Updates to the Smelter List:

This version incorporates a few changes to the smelter list as reflected in the Cobalt Standard Smelter List as of August 14, 2019. The latest version of the Standard Smelter List is available at

BlueCircle Advisors (BCA) Helps You:

  • Poll your suppliers
  • Collect data from third parties
  • Leverage known industry data
  • Validate smelter data
  • Train your team and supply chain
  • Comply and keep up with the changing regulation

Learn more about how BCA helps your responsible mineral sourcing program: