Estelle Levin Ltd. And Enventure Technologies Announce their Collaboration to deliver Conflict Minerals Solutions from mine to Market.

September 23, 2014

Bangalore, India (23 September ’14)

Specialist consultancy firm Estelle Levin Ltd. (ELL) and Enventure Technology Services, one of the world’s leading providers of data management solutions, are excited to today announce their collaboration in the delivery of end-to-end solutions to assist companies meet their conflict minerals compliance obligations. This collaboration supports ELL and Enventure’s mutual ambition to empower upstream and downstream stakeholders to successfully and efficiently fulfill their compliance obligations and greater corporate social responsibility mandates.

ELL has joined with Enventure to provide conflict minerals compliance services to Enventure’s current and future clients, including: Dodd-Frank compliance services; gap analyses; compliance roadmaps; conflict minerals training, audits and reporting; supply chain due diligence and OECD DDG conformance; and risk assessment and management. This collaboration is perfectly timed. An increasing number of companies around the world are contending with current or impending conflict minerals compliance obligations. In the United States, approximately 6000 SEC-reporting companies were required to report their Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry findings by 2nd of June 2014, and many have since been required to conduct additional supply chain due diligence. On March 5th, the European Union proposed regulations for the responsible importation of tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold, which will likely soon place due diligence requirements on EU-based companies. Demand for the high-quality services provided by ELL and Enventure Technology Services is therefore both immediate and ever growing, and this exciting new partnership renders both firms perfectly poised to assist companies fulfill all of their conflict minerals compliance obligations.

Enventure has assisted several US corporations to meet the conflict mineral compliance declaration deadline of 2014. Enventure has conducted several supplier education webinars and has audited several thousands of suppliers on identifying the reasonable country of origin of the conflict minerals present in their product lines. There is a big gap in the industry to establish a strong process for due diligence as per the approved global frameworks. The Estelle Levin Ltd.-Enventure Technology Services collaboration will address this gap and simplify the process of due diligence for clients.

About Estelle Levin Ltd.

ELL is a specialist consultancy dedicated to responsible mining and sourcing. We work with clients from concept to implementation to develop practical, sustainable solutions that benefit both our clients and their stakeholders. We provide world-class research, advisory, capacity-building and compliance services to all interest groups along and around minerals supply chains, including leading brands and businesses throughout the value chain (mining, trading, processing, manufacturing, and retail), governments, aid agencies, industry associations, multi-stakeholder initiatives, and NGOs. ELL’s unique 360-degree stakeholder vantage is enabled by our expertise in every supply chain segment. Our dedicated conflict minerals team has exemplary working knowledge of conflict minerals laws and initiatives, both upstream and downstream, and collectively possesses over six decades of experience in this arena. ELL’s total supply chain engagement and wide array of conflict minerals services enable us to deliver end-to-end solutions to any existing or emergent compliance and CSR challenges faced by our clients. We also stand among the world’s foremost development consultancies with expertise in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), having successfully developed highly tailored and context-specific responsible sourcing systems for artisanal minerals, especially those originating from fragile, conflict-affected economies. To learn more about ELL, please visit www.estellelevin.com.

About Enventure Technology Services

Enventure Technology Services is the only compliance services company in the world with strong product engineering capabilities. Enventure has been in the product environmental compliance industry for more than 14 years and has comprehensive solutions for regulations like Conflict Minerals, WEEE, RoHS, REACH, EuP, Packaging, GADSL and ELV. Enventure’s Sustenance engineering services will take care of the compliance transition of the products and associated engineering and documentation change requirements. Enventure’s compliance management program ensures ongoing compliance of the products in the changing global compliance environment. Enventure’s services will take care of required documentation for compliance, due diligence data for exhibiting compliance, product and part replacement for compliance transition, part obsolescence issues associated with compliance, material changes, supplier changes, electronic and mechanical design changes, testing and certifications. To learn more about Enventure, please visit enventure.com

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Media Contact:

Enventure: Unni Mecheeri (Email: unni.mecheeri@enventure.com)

Website: enventure.com

ELL: Yolande Kyngdon-McKay (Email: yolande@estellelevin.com)

For more info, contact:

Unni Mecheeri

E-mail: unni.mecheeri@enventure.com

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