Deutsche Telekom has supported the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) since it was founded in 2008 under the name Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI). RMI is the largest business initiative for responsible raw materials sourcing. Its objective is to identify conflict resources and prevent their extraction and sale.
RMI is based on a working group that was founded in 2008 by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative and the Responsible Business Alliance industry associations (Extractives Working Group) to address sustainable raw materials extraction. Since then, the number of metal processing companies and smelters participating in RMI has continued to grow. A total of 258 of these companies have been audited in compliance with the standard audit protocol (as of December 2018).