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News

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INATBA “Social Impact Working Group” elections 2021
iPoint CEO nominated co-chair
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iPoint continues to accelerate international growth with two new Managing Directors
iPoint is pleased to announce the hiring of two new key senior executives to support the founder and CEO Joerg Walden as additional Managing Directors…
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iPoint supports cycling tour to raise awareness of modern slavery
Slavery is not a thing of the past, but all around us: More than 40 million men, women, and children in every region of the world remain victims of…
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iPoint becomes WBCSD member
We are proud to announce that iPoint has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) as an innovation member. The WBCSD is…
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iPoint appoints Chairman of the Advisory Board
Moving forward to accelerate iPoint’s growth plans, we are excited to announce the appointment of Torben Brandt Munch as Chairman of iPoint’s newly…
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iPoint receives “Smart Innovator Badge” from Verdantix
We are proud to announce that iPoint has been awarded the “Smart Innovator Badge” in the category “Corporate ESG & Sustainability Software” by the…
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Chemicals Management Software Guide – Fourth edition
Chemical Watch has published the fourth edition of its Chemicals Management Software Guide – which intends to help businesses in understanding the…
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New Blockchain brochure with numerous iPoint contributions
Recently, the think tank "Industrial Resource Strategies" published the brochure "Blockchain Technology for Industrial Production and the Digital…
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Sustainability and Compliance Trends Survey 2021
After the survey was a success for the third time in a row, we are continuing our trend study in 2021. This will enable us to identify a trend over…
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iPoint wins Gold Stevie® Award
We are proud to announce that iPoint has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the category “Communications Department of the Year” at the…
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WBCSD launches Carbon Transparency Pathfinder
Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched the Carbon Transparency Pathfinder, a new initiative to enable…
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Case Study: CircularTree’s CarbonBlock
Recently, the global corporate innovation platform Plug and Play released a case study on the success of CircularTree’s Carbon Tracking pilot project…
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“We need a collaborative, co-opetitive, circular mindset”
INATBA, the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications, recently interviewed iPoint CEO Joerg Walden as one of the 105 INATBA…
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Customer magazine "iPoints" 08
Our customer magazine “iPoints” keeps you up to date about product innovations and provides the latest news about iPoint, compliance, and…
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Vacation Close-Down 2020/21
From December 24 to December 31, 2020, iPoint's headquarters in Reutlingen as well as our office in Vienna are closed for holidays. As always, there…
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iPoint’s Christmas Donation 2020
While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone, it is affecting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people the most. Therefore, iPoint is not…
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eBook “From Compliance to Sustainability”
We are excited to announce the publication of our new eBook “From Compliance to Sustainability – Managing Material Life Cycle in the Circular Economy…
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iPoint-systems Receives Strategic Investment from GRO Capital
iPoint-systems gmbh is excited to announce today that GRO Capital A/S will become a shareholder, adding capital and experience to further strengthen…
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Driving Industry Transparency – Interview with iPoint CEO
Happy Porch Radio recently released an interview with iPoint CEO Joerg Walden as a part of their “Digital in the Circular Economy” Podcast series.…
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Innovation Award for Carbon Footprint Blockchain Solution of iPoint Group
Consumer demand for carbon footprint information on the products they purchase is increasing. But in sectors such as the automotive industry, supply…
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iPoint enters strategic partnership with Toyota Tsusho Systems
iPoint-systems is excited to announce a new partnership with the well-established Japanese IT trading company Toyota Tsusho Systems (TTS). With this…
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Planet under Pressure – Global Goals Yearbook 2020
Recently, the Global Goals Yearbook 2020 was released – a publication in support of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the global…
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iPoint wins Stevie® Award in 2020 International Business Awards®
We are proud to announce that iPoint was named the winner of the Bronze Stevie® Award. We received this award in for our “fw:transparency” event 2019…
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Joerg Walden wins Global CEO Excellence Award
We are proud to announce that iPoint CEO Joerg Walden has been recognized as “Best Environmental Compliance Software Solutions CEO (Europe)”. The…
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New: Our Sustainability Report 2019/2020
As a proud signatory of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) – the world's largest and most widely embraced voluntary corporate sustainability initiative –…
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#ManagersForFuture
Recently, iPoint, represented by our CEO Joerg Walden, became part of the initiative #ManagersForFuture. Launched by the European social partner CEC…
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iCAREPLAST – the Answer to Cost- and Energy-efficient Plastic Recycling
Valencia/Reutlingen, July 22, 2020 – A consortium of European industrial and scientific partners, including iPoint, is collaborating to convert waste…

Events

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ITI & IPC Critical Environmental Requirements for Electronics Conference 2021
iPoint is delighted to once again sponsor the annual ITI & IPC Critical Environmental Requirements for Electronics Conference on June 29th, 2021. Due…
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UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2021
Meet iPoint on June 15-16 at this year’s UN Global Compact Leaders Summit – a digital conference which will convene more than 25.000 inspiring leaders…
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Virtual Meetup "Towards a Circular Economy"
Join iPoint on May 20 at the virtual meetup Virtual Meetup "Towards a Circular Economy: Materials, Supply Chain & Manufacturing" by the STARTUP…
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CLEPA Materials Regulations Event 2021
Meet iPoint at the largest conference on Materials Regulations in Europe, one of the most eagerly awaited meetings of the automotive industry. iPoint…
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Panel “Responsible Minerals Sourcing in the Manufacturing Industry – Best Practices and Future Challenges“
There has been a fundamental shift in consumer attitudes and demands towards responsibly sourced products. As a result, responsible sourcing has…
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Product Substance Management & Compliance Conference
Join iPoint on April 22 and 23 at the Product Substance Management & Compliance Conference – a virtual event discussing the latest updates on…
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RBA Virtual Outreach Meeting Europe 2021
Meet iPoint on April 20th and 21st at the RBA Outreach Meeting Europe – a virtual event hosted by the Responsible Business Alliance. Day 1 will…
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AIAG 2021 Corporate Responsibility Summit
Meet iPoint at the second virtual edition of the Corporate Responsibility Summit on April 14 and 15. Hosted by the Automotive Industry Action Group…
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Webinar: Why Understanding Your Product Carbon Footprint is Even More Critical Now
Watch the video and learn, based on industry examples what steps your company should be taking to address product sustainability. For many years,…
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#circularNEXT North America Series 2021
Meet iPoint on April 6 at the second session of the #circularNEXT North America Series 2021, which will focus on the question “Circular Supply Chains:…
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Hamburg Sustainability Session No. 3
Meet iPoint on March 25 at the Hamburg Sustainability Session No. 3 – a short online event focusing on “Trends and practical application of LCA”.…
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TWENTY2X Power Week Event
Meet iPoint from March 16-18 at the first TWENTY2X Power Week – a three-day online event with compact information on current hot topics in the digital…
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Webinar: Towards the Digital Circular Economy
The Circular Economy offers significant economic, social, and environmental benefits, and circular business models are increasingly influencing…
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Webinar: SCIP - Latest Updates & iPoints Software solution
  Join our webinar on February 11th to hear about the latest updates on ECHA SCIP database and see a live demo of iPoint's SCIP Database Connector. O…
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GreenBiz21
Meet iPoint from February 9-11 at GreenBiz21, the premier annual event for sustainable business leaders. More than 1,200 sustainability professionals…
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Webinar: SCIP Database Connector released
  Hear about the latest updates on ECHA SCIP database and see a live demo of the officially released iPoint's SCIP Database Connector. Our software…
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TBB.Connect 2020 goes online
Meet iPoint at the digital TBB.Connect from November 4-5. Hosted by The Business Booster, this two-day online event will bring together industry,…
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RMI Annual Conference 2020
Meet iPoint on October 27 and 28 at the virtual RMI Annual Conference. The 2020 conference of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) brings…
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Webinar: The Role of the Devoir de Vigilance Law in Reforming Corporate Risk Engagement
In this interactive webinar, Dr. Chris Bayer and Juan Ibanez from Development International will present the highlights of their new study on the…
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IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference 2020
iPoint is once again proud to be sponsor, exhibitor, and presenter at the Virtual IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference, which the Automotive…
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Ensuring A Workable 2021 SCIP Database Outcome – Online Conference
Meet iPoint from October 8-9 at the Online Conference on “Ensuring a workable 2021 SCIP Database Outcome” – the 4th edition of the Material…
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ICME Online Conference 2020
Join iPoint from October 6-8 at the 2020 ICME Conference – a 3-day online conference for executives, R&D, manufacturing professionals, engineers, and…
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DGCN Anniversary Conference in Berlin
Meet iPoint on September 30 at the Anniversary Conference of the German Global Compact Network (DGCN), whose 2020 motto is "The Decade of Action:…
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STARTUP AUTOBAHN EXPO 8
On September 23 and 24, 2020, CircularTree (Member of iPoint Group) will be at the 8th STARTUP AUTOBAHN EXPO Day powered by Plug and Play. The…
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PSX 2020 – Virtual Product Stewardship Conference
Join iPoint from September 15-17 at PSX 2020 – a virtual conference, formerly known as Product Stewardship Conference. Hosted by the Product…
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2020 International r3.0 Conference
Join iPoint from September 8-11 at the 7th International r3.0 Conference hosted by the Reporting 3.0 Platform. This virtual global conference will be…
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Electronics Goes Green 2020 Conference
Meet iPoint on September 1st at the Electronics Goes Green Conference 2020 – a scientific conference that explores the facets of green electronics.…
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VDMA Info Day "SCIP Database: There is little time left for preparation”
Meet iPoint on August 27 at the info day "SCIP database: There is little time left for preparation". The digital event hosted by the German Mechanical…
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2020 World Materials Forum
Meet iPoint from August 26-27 at the World Materials Forum in Nancy, France. The 6th edition of the two-day event will be focusing on the topic “From…
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Life Cycle Innovation Conference 2020
Meet iPoint from August 26-28 at the 2nd Life Cycle Innovation Conference (LCIC 2020). Organized by the Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle…
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Webinar: SCIP Database Connector
See a live demo of the iPoint Compliance SCIP Connector that automates the creation of SCIP dossiers and the exchange of data with ECHA`s new SCIP…
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ECHA SCIP Database Cross-sector Conference
Meet iPoint at the ECHA SCIP Database Cross-sector Conference on July 3rd – a virtual event including video recordings and live Q&A sessions. Hosted…
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…