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4.20 Release - General
first 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.
the template has not made any drastic changes in comparison
to the last major revision 2.03-3.0 it has made a number
¡EMinor changes to question text throughout
¡EReplaces the Standard Smelter names with the Smelter
¡EUpdated translations of modified text
¡EMain tabs highlighted for easy navigation
CMRT 4.20 is free just as previous versions for manufactures
to download. 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
Changed In The CMRT 4.20
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