News

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New: Our Sustainability Report 2020/2021
iPoint submits 4th UNGC Communication on Progress report
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UN Global Compact Network Germany Elects New Steering Committee
iPoint is Business Representative

Events

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Webinar „Business & Human Rights – Geographical Focus“
iPoint is sponsor and speaker
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LCM 2021 – The 10th International Conference on Life Cycle Management
iPoint contributes three presentations
Using blockchain to achieve the SDGs and solve social challenges
Insights into the INATBA Blockchain for Social Impact Report The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications’ (INATBA) Social Impact…
SCIP Dissemination Portal now live
Ever since January 2021, when the reporting of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) in articles as such and in complex objects to the SCIP database…
The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation: A Spotlight on Finance
A conversation between Joerg Walden of iPoint and Juan Ibañez and Dr. Chris Bayer of Development International e.V. Joerg Walden, founder and CEO of…
Circular Economy Implementation in Businesses – Cross-sectoral findings
by Lukas Stumpf, Josef-Peter Schöggl, Rupert J. Baumgartner The logics of Circular Economy implementation in businesses, as well as barriers towards…
Sustainability and Compliance Trends 2020 With a Focus on the Automotive Industry
The pandemic crisis heavily influenced the year 2020, which likely also impacted iPoint’s Trends Study 2020. However, in addition to the sudden…
Sustainability Reporting Directive
A conversation between Joerg Walden of iPoint and Juan Ibañez and Dr. Chris Bayer of Development International e.V. Joerg Walden, founder and CEO of…
Discover the iPoint Suite
The iPoint Suite offers solutions for the entire product life cycle – from design to production and use to recycling and reuse. We are very proud to…
Meeting SCIP Reporting Requirements in the Electronics Industry
Since 2003, the electronics industry sector has gained experience reporting RoHS (Restriction on Hazardous Substances) chemicals for products that it…
4 Months of SCIP reporting obligation – what are the experiences so far?
The obligation to report products that are put on the EU market and contain of SVHCs (Substances of Very High Concern) of > 0.1% by weight on article…
Case Study: MFCA in Industrial Filter Production – Reducing the Use of Resources in Textile Filter Systems
ifu Hamburg GmbH, member of iPoint Group, HTW Berlin and UKOM jointly supported SMEs in using the MFCA methodology to achieve higher material…
Leveling the Pitch: Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence Legislation in the EU
In March 2021, the European Parliament adopted the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) report on corporate due diligence and accountability that would obli…
Sorgfaltspflicht in der Lieferkette auch in Deutschland: Die bevorstehende Gesetzgebung
Anfang März haben deutsche Ministerien den Regierungsentwurf eines Sorgfaltspflichtengesetzes (aka Lieferkettengesetz) veröffentlicht, der nun noch…
Duty of Care Also in Germany: The Impending Mandatory Due Diligence Legislation
At the beginning of March, German ministries published the government draft of a mandatory supply chain due diligence law (“Sorgfaltspflichtengesetz”,…
How sustainable is the Circular Economy?
Josef-Peter Schöggl, Lukas Stumpf, Rupert J. Baumgartner   Interest in the concept of the Circular Economy has increased significantly in the past few…
SCIP Database Connector successfully used by our customers
Our software solution is already successfully used by our customers from various industries e.g. Healthcare, Electronics, Manufacturing or Automotive.…
SCIP Database – iPoint Compliance automates the exchange of information
>Free Demo Video – SCIP Database Connector Watch the video to hear about the latest updates on ECHA SCIP database and see a live demo of iPoint’s SCIP…
New CO2-pricing in Germany – Significance and consequences for your company
While one could firstly assume that this new CO2-pricing law will only affect one’s Scope 1 emissions, hence those emissions that a company releases…
Carbon transparency – an opportunity for companies and the environment
Goals and benefits of carbon transparency   The transparency of carbon emissions and the climate impact of individual products is always accompanied by…
Maximizing Products’ Sustainability Performance and Circularity with Digitalization – Update on Research Activities
Anything but a standstill is currently happening in the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable Product Management: the team of the CD-Laboratory…
The Green Deal and the Circular Economy
Zero greenhouse gas emissions until 2050   The European Green Deal Communication (COM(2019) 640 final) lays out the European Commission’s plans for a…
Digitalization and collaboration – A look into the Future
More than 65% of consumers are worried about climate change, and take social and environmental impacts of products into consideration when making…
I care, you care, we care: The iPoint CARE principle
Many of our customers say that we’ve simplified the complex processes of digitalizing the lifecycles of products, materials, and supply chain…
From Compliance to Sustainability – The iPoint Suite
iPoint’s software covers a lot of ground. In combination, our software products provide a broad spectrum of compliance, sustainability, and risk…
Data – the raw material required for good decision making in the transition to a Circular Economy
Properly utilized data is a valuable resource. In our increasingly digital world, most efficiency gains, reductions in cost, increases in speed, and…
Expanding compliance processes and tools to better manage sustainability
Many companies voluntarily go beyond regulatory requirements, setting higher expectations and standards supporting sustainability initiatives. Many…
Blockchain for Sustainability & Social Impact: Help Us Map the Ecosystem!
In the past few years, we’ve seen a plethora of projects and initiatives emerge, focusing on improving sustainability and delivering positive social…
End-to-end material lifecycle management is key
When it comes to materials in products, what we call “end of life” is also the “beginning-of-life”. This idea isn’t new, but only around 20 years ago…
How does Brexit affect you?
The planned transitional period will run until 31 December 2020. After the end of the transition period, EU legislation will no longer apply directly…
From compliance to sustainability: a natural path to managing material lifecycles
Meeting all local and global regulatory requirements is a must for all companies doing business in the 21st century. Consequently, a robust material…
The current state of material compliance management
Materials and substances used in manufacturing plants need to comply with health, safety, and environmental regulations surveilled by authorities such…
We are living in a material world
Materials and substances are the fundamental building blocks required to produce bigger components, then large assemblies, and finally complete…
Cobalt unmasked – Is cobalt really a sustainable option?
In recent years, the demand for cobalt has steadily increased with the development of the electric vehicle market and the digitalized industry. But…
Mandatory Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence in Europe: Coming to a Country Near You
The European Union plans to introduce legislation requiring companies to undertake human rights and environmental due diligence in 2021. On which…
Increasing material profitability with MFCA in low-loss production
ifu Hamburg, Member of iPoint Group, and Umwelttechnik BW (State Agency for Environmental Technology and Resource Efficiency in Baden-Wuerttemberg)…
Maximizing Products’ Sustainability Performance and Circularity with Digitalization – Part 3/3
Continuous meetings with the (industry) partners of the CD-Lab are key to fostering knowledge and information exchange. In October 2019, the CD-Lab…
Maximizing Products’ Sustainability Performance and Circularity with Digitalization – Part 2/3
The Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable Product Management is a 7-year project with a detailed working plan for each year to achieve its…
Maximizing Products’ Sustainability Performance and Circularity with Digitalization – Part 1/3
To support the ambitious Circular Economy Action Plan adopted by the European Union, the Austria-based Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable…
ECHA Updates SVHC Candidate List: 4 New Substances
On June 25, ECHA added four new candidates to the list of substances of very high concern. iPoint’s systems reacted immediately to the new entries in…
CMRT 6.01 & CRT 2.11 Available and Active on iPoint Conflict Minerals
On May 19, 2020, CMRT 6.01 and CRT 2.11 were released and made available for download. As of June 2020 iPoint supports the new versions: On iPoint…

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