An industry group has launched the first integrated conflict minerals database for suppliers called BOMcheck.  BOMcheck is currently used by over 560 manufacturers to gather materials declarations from over 3,500 suppliers worldwide for more than 1.6 million parts.

The platform:

  •  Provides one integrated tool for suppliers to upload their EICC GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Templates at the part level or company level at the same time as they publish materials declarations for RoHS, REACH and other regulated substances. There is no need to re-type data into another web tool.
  • Validates the data in the supplier’s EICC GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template and provides immediate detailed feedback to help the supplier correct any data validation errors which are preventing upload.
  • Works in partnership with the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative to validate any new smelters which suppliers identify so that they can be added to the smelter list and invited to join the Conflict-Free Smelter Program.
  • Enables manufacturers to leverage the Conflict-Free Smelter Program and the upcoming EU Responsible Sourcing Regulations to work towards “DRC conflict free” status by 2015.