Conflict Minerals Platform

Smelter Management

Smelter Management

I do not source directly from smelters. Do I still have to manually add each smelter to my report?

No. When you roll-up the reports that you have received from your suppliers, the smelters that they have named will automatically appear in your report.

How are smelters flagged that are not on either the CFS list or listed in the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT)?

Those smelter entries have been created by iPCMP users. Their identity has not been verified. These smelters are assigned the state „unknown“. When used in roll-ups, they are flagged with a yellow traffic light icon.

What states can a smelter have?

  1. Listed on the CFS list: Smelter has been validated by iPCMP as being listed on the CFSI “conflict-free smelter list” (CFS list).
  2. Listed on the EICC-GeSi list: Smelter has been validated by iPCMP as being listed in the EICC-GeSi list as “Known Smelter” (i.e. it has been established that this company is indeed a smelter operation, although the conflict-status is unknown)
  3. Unknown: Smelter validation by iPCMP has not yet been completed. The identity of the smelter is not verified (i.e. it cannot be ruled out that this company is in fact not really a smelter).

Is the smelter list common to all iPCMP users, or unique to each user?

There is a Master Smelter List, which is common to all users. When a user creates a new smelter entry, it is added to the Master List so that other users can benefit from the information.
The Master List is accessible in the „Management“ menu within iPMCP

What is the relation between smelter names in iPCMP and smelter names on the CFSI website?

iPCMP implements a one-way sync with the CFSI website. The iPCMP Master Smelter List is continuously updated with the current information on www.conflictfreesourcing.org.


In addition, the iPCMP master smelter list contains user-created smelters that have not yet been registered by CFSI. When CFSI eventually validates these smelters and adds them to their system, iPCMP will automatically map the information and update the smelter status in its master smelter list.


This approach combines the reliability of the CFSI data with the flexibility to manage smelters that are not yet registered.