Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative and Tungsten Industry Conflict Minerals Council Launch Collaboration
Responsible Raw Materials Initiative

Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative and Tungsten Industry Conflict Minerals Council Launch Collaboration

November 26, 2013, Princeton, NJ and Washington, DC -- A new collaboration between the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) and the Tungsten Industry Conflict Minerals Council (TI-CMC) makes it easier for companies to source conflict-free tungsten. Through the joint development of a specialized framework, members of the TI-CMC may now choose to become validated as Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) conflict-free tungsten smelters under the CFSI’s Conflict-Free Smelter Program (CFSP). This breakthrough marks the first time the CFSI and TI-CMC can provide information about conflict-free tungsten smelters – just in time for U.S. reporting requirements on conflict minerals in 2014.

Complete press release available on the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative website.