Conflict-Free Smelter Program
GeSI launched the Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) Program in 2010 in partnership with the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) to provide information about smelters and refiners in the metals supply chain to enable ICT companies to source responsibly and reduce the risk of “conflict minerals” ending up in their products. GeSI also participated in the development a Conflict Minerals Reporting Template and associated summary dashboard. These tools enable more efficient transfer of information through the supply chain regarding country of origin and smelters and refiners being utilised by ICT companies and their suppliers. This has allowed companies to identify smelters to include in the CFS Program and in their supply chain. GeSI and EICC also developed a consolidation process for the smelter and refiner names to aid in unique identification of these companies.