iPoint and IHS enter into Conflict Minerals Compliance Portal and Content Services Agreement

"The partnership between IHS and iPoint will allow both organizations to benefit from the best-in-class capabilities of the other"

IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) and iPoint-systems gmbh announced today that they have entered into an agreement that allows IHS to resell the iPoint Conflict Minerals Platform (iPCMP).
The agreement brings together the Environmental Compliance solutions of IHS, the leading global source of critical information and insight, and iPoint, the top Conflict Minerals compliance portal and reporting tools provider.
“The partnership between IHS and iPoint will allow both organizations to benefit from the best-in-class capabilities of the other,” said Bob Braasch, senior director, IHS Technology. “Combining IHS compliance data and environmental compliance data gathering expertise with the iPoint solutions to collect, manage, aggregate and report on conflict minerals information provides customers with an unparalleled means of meeting their conflict minerals reporting requirements.”

iPoint’s iPCMP is designed from the ground up to streamline the reporting process through powerful tools for tracking and managing country-of-origin inquiries. At the same time, the application offers web 2.0 ease of use. With a two-tiered licensing model, iPCMP appeals to large companies as well as smaller suppliers, a crucial factor for attracting the majority of a firm’s suppliers to participate in the reporting initiative. Through an easy-to-use interface, IHS and iPoint customers will be able to quickly deploy and leverage the web-based solution, significantly increasing their efficiency, as compared to manual data entry, validation and due-diligence reporting.

IHS has played a leading role for years in bringing awareness to the intricate and sensitive subject of conflict minerals. Today it offers the industry’s largest, highest-quality and most-innovative database and tools for more than 400 million electronic, electromechanical and fastener components used in commercial and military applications.

The company’s readily accessible off-the-shelf reference database contains millions of components with the latest conflict minerals information about tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold used in these products. IHS content services also help source data from suppliers to close large supply chain gaps and address the nuances of company-specific needs.

About IHS (www.ihs.com)
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs approximately 8,000 people in 31 countries around the world.
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About iPoint
iPoint is the world's leading expert in environmental product compliance and sustainability. For more than 10 years, iPoint-systems has been enhancing and consolidating its expertise in business process optimization in the automotive and other industries. More than 12,000 customers worldwide rely on iPoint-systems when it comes to managing, tracking and reporting data across the supply chain, from product concept to recycling. For additional information, visit www.ipoint-systems.com,conflict-minerals.com, or follow iPoint on LinkedIn and Twitter @iPointWorld.

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