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.
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.
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
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.