Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) ( 2008 )

The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) launched in 2010 the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI). 

The CFSI is the global leader for the responsible sourcing of minerals. It provides information on conflict-free smelters and refiners, common tools to gather sourcing information, and forums for exchanging best practices on addressing conflict minerals. These resources are key to assisting companies to source minerals responsibly and help companies to comply with the new regulatory requirements under Section 1502 of the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This common approach reduces the need for duplication of efforts across the many sectors that are using conflict minerals, including the aerospace, apparel, automotive, defense, housing, jewelry, packaging, and toy industries.

The CFSI encompasses a multi-sector, multi-stakeholder network. The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), the Japanese Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) are among its members.

  • Together, this network has developed leading tools and resources including:
  • Conflict-Free Smelter Program (www.conflictfreesmelter.org)
  • Conflict Minerals Reporting TemplateConflict-free minerals supply chain workshops2
  • Conflict minerals training and best practices
  • Research on conflict minerals and metals used in the electronics sector

http://www.conflictfreesourcing.org/

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