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Aravo Solutions to Host Timely Webinar on Conflict Minerals Compliance and Reporting Readiness

Aravo and Ernst & Young to Share the Latest Insights and Strategies on Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Data Gathering and Reporting Requirements

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 15, 2013Aravo Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based Supplier Lifecycle Management (SLM) and B2B information and collaboration solutions, announced that it has joined with Ernst & Young LLP (EY) to deliver a must-see webinar for compliance and procurement executives on the immediate data gathering, reporting and audit requirements around conflict minerals regulatory compliance issues. This webinar will explore the challenges companies face in identifying conflict minerals in their supply chains, and how to plan for the required disclosure and auditing in a comprehensive, structured way.

The SEC has promulgated new conflict mineral reporting rules, with initial disclosures due in early 2014. As this deadline approaches, many companies still don’t understand how many of their products may include conflict minerals sourced at any tier in their supply chains. And even for those that do, few are ready to provide disclosure to the SEC, and to submit an independent audit report detailing those sources. Even companies that are not regulated by the SEC will be impacted, and you need to be ready!

“Many of our customers are either currently working to define their compliance strategy, or are actively engaged in conflict minerals reporting projects,” said Robert Shecterle, VP-Marketing at Aravo. “We have planned this webinar to help them identify and plan appropriate compliance approaches and processes to ensure they can meet the new rules.”

Join Aravo Solutions and EY to learn about your Conflict Minerals reporting and auditing requirements. Niul Burton, Principal, Performance Improvement Advisory Services, who leads EY’s Supplier Risk Services in the US, and Rich Goode, Senior Manager, EY’s Conflict Minerals Practice, will begin the program with a discussion of the Dodd-Frank requirements and the impacts on your business. Robert Shecterle of Aravo Solutions will then briefly explore technology solutions available to assist with Dodd-Frank compliance. The webinar will explore:

  • Background of the legislation
  • What we learned
  • How companies are coping with the rules
  • Actionable steps you can take to meet your tracking and reporting requirements

Join Aravo and EY on Tuesday, March 26th, from 9-10am Pacific Time, Noon-1:00pm Eastern Time for this exciting webinar. Click here to register.

About Aravo

The world’s best-run businesses utilize Aravo’s Cloud-based Supplier Lifecycle Management solutions and Supplier Risk Services to find and manage trading partner relationships, reduce supply chain risk, ensure global regulatory compliance and lower the cost of managing suppliers by up to 72%. Aravo launched the market’s first SIM/SLM solution in 2004 and has been the leading innovator in the space ever since. Customers such as General Electric, Accenture, and Boston University rely on Aravo to manage information and processes for over 2 million global suppliers. Aravo is based in San Francisco, with offices in Chicago, Dallas, New York, Portland, Monterrey, Mexico and Ahmedabad, India, and is backed by over $50 million in investment from Cisco Systems, Big Sky Partners, and others. For more information regarding Aravo’s award-winning solutions please visit our website at

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