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Our latest customer success story of AUNDE!
We are happy to share AUNDE Group's great feedback highlighting our iPoint services  and  iPoint Product Sustainability software solution! Stefan…
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The European Commission recognizes iPoint as a key innovator for "Real-time Monitoring LCA application."
On its EU Innovation Radar Platform, the European Commission recently recognized iPoint and our project partners, the Technical University of…
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iPoint is a member of the UN Global Compact Network Germany e. V.
We reaffirm our commitment to sustainability.
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Warm Season’s Greetings from iPoint
Embracing Sustainability Together!
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Vacation Close-Down 2023/24
From December 25, 2023, to January 1, 2024, all iPoint offices will be closed for holidays. As always, there will be a core team to handle urgent…
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iPoint Product Sustainability in the current issue of UmweltDialog magazine
Future-proof LCA with iPoint Product Sustainability.
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Chemicals Management Software Guide – Seventh Edition
iPoint contributes expert interview
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Gartner's "Market Guide for Supplier Sustainability Applications" list iPoint as "Representative Vendor"
We are excited to announce that iPoint is listed as a "Representative Vendor" in the latest edition of Gartner's "Market Guide for Supplier…
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Discover the new functionalities of iPoint Product Sustainability!
By combining Smart Mapping (Automotive) and Smart Connector (IMDS), iPoint Product Sustainability can be described as one of the best Product…
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DigiTain project meeting in Dresden
The research & innovation project for fully digital product development of sustainable electric drive architectures is in high gear
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DigiTain - "Digitalization for sustainability" research project
iPoint is project partner
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iPoint Sustainability and Compliance Trends Study 2022
A study by iPoint with the support of the Christian Doppler Laboratory.
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iPoints announces Dave Ellis as new General Manager in North America
Focus on customer satisfaction and continuous growth
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Revolutionary PET recycling project WhiteCycle with new website
iPoint is project partner
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Happy Holidays, a Heartfelt Thank you, and a Healthy New Year from iPoint!
Season's Greetings from iPoint's CEO Peter Schmidt
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Vacation Close-Down 2022/23
From December 27, 2022, to January 1, 2023, all iPoint offices will be closed for holidays. As always, there will be a core team to handle urgent…
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iPoint’s Christmas Donation 2022
Christmas tradition: iPoint supports three charitable organizations
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The Sustainability & Compliance Trends Survey
Take part in our annual sustainability and compliance trends survey until December 23, 2022
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Integrate compliance and sustainability reporting for better business decisions
New paper from the iPoint CARE series available for download
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New: Our Sustainability Report 2021/2022
iPoint submits 5th UNGC Communication on Progress report
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The Sustainable Development Goals in a VUCA World – Global Goals Yearbook 2022
iPoint contributes article on Digital Product Passports
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iPoint announces Karin Mostler as new Chief Revenue Officer
Focus on further growth in Product Sustainability solutions
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iPoint systems gmbh joins CIRPASS to lay the ground for the deployment of European Digital Product Passports
iPoint systems gmbh joins the CIRPASS consortium, bringing together a core network of leading organisations in building the European vision for a…
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iPoint participates in industrial research project Gabriela
Kick-off of the Gabriela project - resource-efficient and recyclable lightweight battery cases
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iPoint names Peter Schmidt as new Chief Executive Officer
Sustainability in the focus of the new management
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iPoint participates in the WhiteCycle project
A European consortium to recycle plastic waste and to establish a circular economy
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iPoint wins German Stevie® Award in Silver
iPoint Product Sustainability awarded in the category "Products for Climate Protection”
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iPoint and Ramboll enter into strategic partnership
Cooperation brings digitalization and sustainable development together in a targeted approach
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iPoint wins Gold Stevie® Award
Recognized for communication campaign on environmental protection
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iPoint’s founder sponsors cycling tour to raise awareness of modern slavery
Guinness World Record cyclist tours German Bundesliga clubs to shine a light on modern slavery and child trafficking in sports
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Joerg Walden elected to INATBA Board of Directors
iPoint’s founder will serve for a two-year term
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Donation campaign for Ukraine
iPoint donates for humanitarian aid
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GRO Capital increases its investment in iPoint to support long-term growth
Founder Jörg Walden steps back from operational management
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iPoint and fors.earth enter into strategic partnership
Cooperation enables software-supported sustainability strategy for companies
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INATBA “Social Impact Working Group” elections 2022
iPoint CEO re-elected co-chair
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iPoint commits to ambitious climate target
Science Based Targets initiative approves company’s aims to reduce emissions in line with science to help limit global warming to well-below 2°C
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iPoint participates in industrial research project DfC-Industry
Project for AI-based integration of circular economy and resource efficiency into product development
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Digital Product Passports as Enabler of the Circular Economy
iPoint article published in CIT-journal
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iPoint participates in CEWI project
Project to advance the circular economy in automotive and building sector
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Vacation Close-Down 2021/22
From December 24, 2021, to January 2, 2022, iPoint's headquarters in Reutlingen as well as our offices in Hamburg, Munich, Vienna, and Ann Arbor, MI,…
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Customer magazine "iPoints" 09
Latest issue just released
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Log4j Security Vulnerability: iPoint Products and Services Not Affected
Concerning the security vulnerability CVE-2021-44228 associated with the Apache Log4j 2 library, the iPoint team has evaluated all our products and…
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iPoint’s Christmas Donation 2021
Instead of Gifts and Cards: iPoint Supports Six Charitable Organizations and Nine SDGs
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Framework for the exchange of carbon emissions data launched
WBCSD Carbon Transparency Partnership publishes guidance to enhance consistency of emissions data and takes first steps towards creation of…
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Chemicals Management Software Guide – Fifth Edition
iPoint contributes expert interview
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iPoint becomes ECO Platform member
iPoint’s MFA & LCA software enters the construction sector
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iPoint becomes Catena-X member
New automotive network for a digital economy
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Chemical Product Carbon Footprints: BASF and iPoint Join Forces
iPoint and BASF are collaborating on the topic of carbon footprint to drive the standardized calculation of product carbon footprints in the chemical…
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Joerg Walden wins Global CEO Excellence Award 2021
iPoint CEO chosen as Best Social Product Compliance Software Solutions CEO
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The make-or-break decade has begun – Global Goals Yearbook 2021
iPoint contributes article on Due Diligence Laws  
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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
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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…
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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
Sustainable market presence for iPoint's software in Japan
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Planet under Pressure – Global Goals Yearbook 2020
iPoint contributes article on Blockchain research project DIBICHAIN
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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
iPoint CEO chosen as Best Environmental Compliance Software Solutions CEO
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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…
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Logitech to Provide Carbon Impact Labeling on Products
As the first consumer electronics company, the Swiss computer manufacturer Logitech has pledged to provide detailed carbon impact labelling on their…
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Reporting Transparency Still Low in French Companies, Devoir de Vigilance Study Shows
  iPoint is thrilled to announce the publication of a new comprehensive benchmarking report which evaluates corporate performance under the Devoir de…
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Interview with CSR Expert Tolga Yaprak
Having already interviewed Dr. Bing Xu, Director of Business Innovation and Market Engagement at iPoint, and iPoint CEO Joerg Walden, Supply Chain…
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Interview with iPoint CEO Joerg Walden
Having already interviewed our colleague Dr. Bing Xu, Supply Chain Now Radio (SCNR) now welcomed iPoint CEO Joerg Walden to a podcast interview on…
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Interview with IMDS Pioneer Dr. Bing Xu
Supply Chain Now Radio (SCNR) recently welcomed our iPoint colleague Dr. Bing Xu to a podcast interview on automotive industry thought leadership,…
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Easter Close-down of European Locations
From April 13 to 19, 2020, iPoint’s European locations are closed for Easter. Our US offices will remain open to support affected companies with the…
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Video: iCAREPLAST
iCAREPLAST, short for Integrated Catalytic Recycling of Plastic Residues Into Added-Value Chemicals, is a project funded within the European Union’s…
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Coronavirus: Unrestricted Business Operations at iPoint
iPoint is closely monitoring the developments surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19). In order to continue to ensure that our customers' and our own…
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GRI and RLI Recommend iPoint’s electronic Labor Rights Template (eLRT)
In December 2019, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Responsible Labor Initiative (RLI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance…
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Radio Interview with iPoint CEO
In 2019, the US radio station WCRN launched the BlueCircle Advisors Compliance Hour with interviews exploring the complicated world of product…
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Customer magazine "iPoints" 07
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 2019/20
From December 21, 2019, to January 6, 2020, iPoint's headquarters in Reutlingen as well as our offices in Munich and Vienna are closed for holidays.…
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iPoint’s Christmas Donation 2019
iPoint already has a long-standing tradition of using the holiday season as an opportunity to provide financial support to non-profit and charitable…
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iPoint Becomes Part of FSLCI Executive Committee
The FSLCI – Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation – recently announced a new Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Passionate…
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UN Global Compact Network Germany Elects New Steering Committee
iPoint is Business Representative
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iPoint and MSC Software Enter Strategic Partnership for Responsible Design
Digital circular economy pioneer iPoint today announced a new partnership with market-leading computer-aided engineering and virtual product…
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CSR Reporting in Austria Is Highest for Gender and Lowest for Human Rights Matters, Study Reveals
iPoint, in partnership with Research NGO Development International (DI), is thrilled to announce the release of a new baseline study evaluating…
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Global Goals Yearbook 2019 Published
iPoint contributes article on CSR Reporting Study

Events

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Automotive Event "Compliance meets Sustainability" June 26, 2024 in Frankfurt
Engage with industry leaders, discover product compliance strategies and explore Carbon Footprint and LCA automation!
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Hear iPoint speak at the Electronics Goes Green Conference
June 18 -20, 2024 | Berlin or online | From Silicon To Sustainability
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Webinar: Automate Product Carbon Footprints
Get insights on how to automate Product Carbon Footprints with guest speaker Stefan König, Chief Quality Officer at AundE Group
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“The Purchasing department as a driver of sustainability”
Our colleague Andreas Fröhlich at the BME Solution Day
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WebTalk: Data. Data. Data – Scaling LCA and PCF
Join our free webinar: 28 November 2023 at 3:00 - 4:00 PM CET / 09:00 - 10:00 AM EST
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Webinar: Product Compliance Update & Review
Join our free webinar: November 9 th, 2023 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM CET / 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM EST  
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14th Akademie Fresenius User Forum on current chemical legislation
Eva Hink-Lemke and Angelika Steinbrecher support again as speakers
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2023 Hybrid IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference
iPoint is a proud Platinum Sponsor
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International Congress on Sustainability Science & Engineering
Our colleague Martina Prox is a speaker at the ICOSSE '23
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LCM 2023: The 11th International Conference on Life Cycle Management
iPoint is sponsor and speaker at one of the world's leading forums for environmental, economic, and social sustainability
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Webinar & Live demo: How to automate Product Carbon Footprints in the automotive industry
Join our free webinar: July 26th, 2023 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM CEST / 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM EST
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Live webcast: ROHS and REACH for medical devices
Our colleague Eva Hink-Lemke is speaker of a training session
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Webinar by iPoint’s partner Toyota Tsusho Corporation
The Japanese IT trading company Toyota Tsusho Systems (TTS), part of the Toyota Group, is one of iPoint’s strategic partners in Japan.  On 3 and 6…
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CLEPA MRS event: iPoint presentations now available
The iPoint-sponsored event 'CLEPAMRS2023' was a great success! The presentations given by our colleagues at the event are now available for download. …
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Going Green: iPoint presentations now available
Our colleagues Britta Schwartze and Frauke Haenel presented at the Going Green event of CARE INNOVATION 2023 in Vienna. This conference and exhibition…
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CLEPA Materials Regulations and Sustainability Event 2023
A platform for experts and key stakeholders from the automotive industry, iPoint is sponsor
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Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2023
Conference and exhibition on electronics and the environment, iPoint is speaker
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ISPCE 2023
International Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering, iPoint is speaker
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Webinar: Sustainable Products – the future of Selling, Regulations, and Reporting in Manufacturing.
The Future of Selling, Regulations, and Reporting in Manufacturing - Discover how leading manufacturers are driving the adoption of environmentally…
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Symposium Sustainability and Resource Efficiency
Keynote on Automation of LCA, Martina Prox is speaker
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Henkel Sustainability Days 2022
Panel in the category "Footprint", imoderated by iPoint
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Webinar: Draft of the Ecodesign Regulation and Digital Product Passport - what does this mean for my company?
Circular economy and digital product passport, iPoint is speaker
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The Greener Manufacturing Show
Ecological and sustainable production solutions, iPoint is speaker
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Symposium: Chemikalienrecht Aktuell – REACH und CLP im Fokus
Product sustainability in the chemical industry, iPoint is speaker
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Plastic Waste Free World Conference & Expo
Technologies and solutions for the circular economy, iPoint is speaker
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Hybrid-Event: 2022 IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference
Leveraging IMDS for sustainability, iPoint is speaker
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Online event: "The Sustainable Twin as a Building Block for a Sustainable Industry"
Webinar series From Research into Practice, iPoint is speaker
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Panel discussion „Sustainability Imperatives in Life Sciences and Healthcare“
Roundtable discussion with experts on sustainability, iPoint is speaker
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Webinar „Drive business value by analyzing the relations and impacts of your products“
Data analysis of product compliance and sustainability, iPoint is presenter
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iPoint Conflict Minerals: Product Update
Free Webinar: iPoint Conflict Minerals' new global platform comes with many advanced features that make master data management much easier and faster,…
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iPoint Automotive Forum (iAF)
iPoint is host and speaker
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Digital Product Forum 2022
iPoint is presenter
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Webinar „CO2 footprint and calculation"
iPoint is presenter
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Dachgarten Talk
iPoint is presenter
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CEWI Conference
iPoint on site as project member
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AIAG 2022 VIRTUAL Corporate Responsibility Summit
Presentation from iPoint founder Joerg Walden
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Webinar: How to collect the relevant data for compliance AND sustainability
With guest speaker Oliver Schmid, Material Compliance Manager at Hella
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ZVEI-Event on „Material Compliance Declaration and SCIP-Database“
iPoint is sponsor and speaker
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EU4Digital – ICT Innovation event on joining the EU networks and platforms: INATBA
iPoint CEO Joerg Walden joins INATBA panel discussion
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Carbon Neutral Vehicles & LCA Virtual Congress 2022
iPoint is sponsor and presenter
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Moulds Event 2021
iPoint gives Presentation
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TBB – The Business Booster 2021
iPoint is Exhibitor
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RMI Member Meeting 2021
iPoint is attending as Vendor Member
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IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference 2021
iPoint is sponsor, exhibitor, and presenter
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Webinar: Product Compliance Update 2021 – Review & Outlook
Hear about the trends in 2021 and beyond.
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10th KONGRESS BW in Stuttgart
iPoint is speaker and exhibitor
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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
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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…
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IPC & ITI Critical Environmental Requirements for Electronics Conference 2020
Join iPoint at the annual IPC & ITI Critical Environmental Requirements for Electronics Conference on June 9. Due to the COVID-19 situation and…
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Virtual ICME Automotive Tech Day
Meet iPoint at the Virtual ICME Automotive Tech Day to learn about the trends of the automotive industry and see how Digimat & MaterialCenter are…
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SPINUP Innovation Summit 2020
Meet iPoint at the 2020 SPINUP Innovation Summit from May 18-22 – an open and virtual innovation summit focused on enabling the circular economy. The…
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Webinar: Next Generation Product Sustainability
Digitalization as an enabler for sustainable products brings LCA insights to design engineers’ desks. Join Andreas Schiffleitner and Jan Hedemann from…
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AIAG 2020 Corporate Responsibility Summit
Meet iPoint at the first virtual edition of the 2020 Corporate Responsibility Summit on April 28 and 29. Due to growing concerns about the Coronavirus…
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2020 Sustainability Leaders Congress
Join iPoint on April 7 and 8 at the 2020 Sustainability Leaders Congress – due to current developments around the coronavirus (COVID-19) the event…
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Webinar: Using Emerging Technologies to Digitalise Due Diligence Solutions for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains
> Register now and reserve your spot As companies around the globe increase the focus on their environmental, social, and corporate governance…
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Webinar: Homeland Security and Your Supply Chain
What does their new ‘Strategy’ document means for companies. During this webinar on March 24th, will discuss with DHS/ICE the implications of law…
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Webinar: Get ready for ECHA's SCIP database with iPoint Compliance
Companies placing an article containing an SVHC above 0.1% on the EU market are required to submit information to the ECHA`s new SCIP database from…
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STARTUP AUTOBAHN EXPO 7
On February 13th, CircularTree (Member of iPoint Group) will be at the 7th STARTUP AUTOBAHN EXPO Day in Stuttgart – an invite- and application-only…
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Webinar: iPoint Product Sustainability - Live Demo
Thanks to automatization and data interfacing, LCA is becoming accessible to any role in an organization. Also Non-LCA Experts can use life cycle…
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Global Climate Strike November 29, 2019
November 29, 2019, marks the date of the fourth global climate strike, with people around the globe taking to the streets to protest for compliance…
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Webinar: iPoint Conflict Minerals - Source responsibly
Tolga Yaprak, Senior Consultant Compliance & Social Responsibility at iPoint, discusses the paradigm shift in the global value chain from a ‘reactive’…
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Webinar: Digital Circular Economy - How Software Can Accelerate the Transition to the Circular Economy & Create Sustainability Leadership
> Register now and reserve your spot. Sustainability is good for business. This is evidenced by an ever-growing body of research, Wall Street reports,…
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European Freight & Logistics Leaders' Forum Napoli 2019
Meet iPoint from November 14-15 at the 25th European Freight & Logistics Leaders' Forum in Naples. The forum with the title ‘“Sustainability – the…
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Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment Conference 2019
Meet iPoint on November 13 at this year’s Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment conference in London, UK. Hosted by RINA, the…
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Sustainability in the Electronics Industry: Powering the Future
In an era where electronic devices seamlessly integrate into every facet of our daily lives, the demand for sustainability in the global electronics…
New PFAS TSCA Reporting Rule by EPA
In the rapidly evolving landscape of environmental regulation, the challenge of managing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) has become a…
Carbon Footprint & LCA of Car Manufacturing
According to a report by the European Environment Agency, transport was responsible for around a quarter of the EU's total CO₂ emissions in 2022. Road…
A Brief History of LCA in Automotive
To all the LCA enthusiasts and sustainability experts out there -– this one is for you. Let's take a short ride down memory lane, looking at the…
Sustainability in the Automotive Industry
When it comes to sustainability, all eyes are on the transport sector and the automotive industry in particular. The accelerating concern for climate…
To Recycle or Not to Recycle – PVC Cable Waste is the Question
Recycling – it’s the magic word when the ill-informed think “environmental friendliness”. “Recyclable” – the number one green term that doesn’t mean a…
LCA Data: Success Factor for Life Cycle Assessment
In the pursuit of sustainability, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has emerged as a powerful tool for evaluating the environmental impact of products,…
PFAS: Regulations & Relevance for Companies - iPoint
PFAS, or Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, have become a significant global concern due to their prevalence and potential health and environmental…
Confidentiality-preserving data exchange to enable sustainable product management
In a recent study by the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable Product Management, co-funded by iPoint Systems, different digital methods were…
What challenges arise in the adoption of circular economy?
There is a wide range of potential benefits, clearer regulations, policies, as well as urgency (see article "How companies benefit from circular…
Breathing Life into Compliance
In the dynamic world of industrial production, compliance and regulatory conformity are crucial. On the one hand, they enable access to different…
Catena-X Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) Rulebook and IMDS
The Catena-X automotive network has achieved a significant milestone in standardizing the requirements for CO2 footprints in the automotive industry…
Umberto 11 - Scenarios for better decisions
Sustainability Optimization
Are there barriers to CO2 reduction in the automotive industry?
In the iPoint Sustainability & Compliance Trend Study 2022, we have gained many valuable insights. Among other things, our survey showed that 56% of…
Green speed? This is how important sustainability and CO2 reduction targets are for the automotive industry
The world is changing faster than ever before and the automotive industry is at a turning point. At a time when environmental impacts are becoming…
CSRD – Well Prepared Thanks to Data-Driven Intelligence
Sustainability in Discrete Manufacturing: Capture, Analyse, Report and Optimise. Is sustainability the new compliance?
Surprising survey results on compliance and sustainability in the automotive industry
The iPoint Compliance & Sustainability Trend Survey is one of the world's largest surveys offering insights into sustainability and compliance. Of a…
A "Paper Tiger" gets its Teeth
The EU is getting tough: CSRD. The EU is to become climate-neutral by 2050 - to achieve this goal, the "toothless paper tiger NFRD (Non Financial…
Amazon requires climate targets and emissions data from suppliers
The key to net-zero is found in the supply chain
"Companies simply cannot deliver as they want."
"Companies are faced with a major problem: They simply cannot deliver as they want - there are too few LCA experts and the dynamics are too high." -…
Sustainable products are the future: in sales, compliance, and production.
Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in production in the manufacturing industry and is already a key factor for many manufacturers. The…
The iPoint Sustainability and Compliance Trends Survey 2022
Surprisingly, companies worldwide, especially in Asia, increasingly view sustainability and compliance as important factors in their business…
Implementation of digital technologies for a circular economy and sustainability management in the manufacturing sector
Implementation of digital technologies for a circular economy and sustainability management in the manufacturing sector
How companies benefit from circular economy
Converting a company to a circular economy is an important step but many business leaders aren't sure what the consequences will be. This article…
Implementation of circular economy strategies in product development
Considering aspects of the circular economy right from the product design stage is the most effective approach a company can take to improve the…
How new policies worldwide advance the Circular Economy
The growing importance of the circular economy and circular business models manifests itself in policies and regulations designed to advance the…
How the automotive & electronics industry transitions towards the Circular Economy
In addition to activities of legislative bodies, industry itself has set out on a path towards circular economy, sometimes moving at an even faster…
Drive business value by data analysis – iPoint CARE
Data analysis for product compliance and sustainability, like Life Cycle Assessment or Product Carbon Footprints, provide your company with a crucial…
Digital Product Passports: Pioneers for Sustainable Economy
Whether climate protection, circular economy, or resource efficiency, without transparent value and supply chains, many political targets and goals…
Digital technologies for sustainable product management in a circular economy
The increased use of digital technologies is considered as a key enabler for a more sustainable and circular economy. A recent study by the Christian…
Digital battery passports to enable circular battery ecosystems in Europe
The industry driven debate on digital battery passports as enablers of a circular economy has gained increased momentum. To bring a sustainability…
The Digital Product Passport – a prerequisite for a Circular Economy
The concept of the circular economy is gaining more and more prominence on the agendas of policymakers and industry alike. This is evidenced, e.g., by…
Collect Data for Compliance and Sustainability – iPoint CARE
Data collection is the first step on the road to successful product compliance and sustainability in order to obtain type approval and bring a…
iPoint and BASF collaborate on Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) calculation
iPoint and BASF are collaborating on the topic of carbon footprint to drive the standardized calculation of product carbon footprints in the chemical…
Sustainability and Compliance Trends Study
The world’s largest sustainability and compliance trends survey entered its fourth round, with over 1000 responses received from experts across the…
Sustainable Product Development in a Circular Economy
The concept of circular economy is of great interest to companies since it provides a framework to align with the Sustainable Development Goals. So…
New SCIP reporting obligations in the Automotive Industry
With SCIP database being open to submission for one year now and data finally being disseminated as well, demands on how to submit data are…
German Government clarifies – SCIP Database has to be used to fulfil reporting obligation
The obligation for EU based entities to report data on SVHC containing products to the SCIP database (short for Substances of Concern in articles as…
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…
Compliance Reporting for Electronics – new challenges driven by the Automotive industry and the EU SCIP database
Chemical compliance reporting for electronics or products with electronics in them involves providing detailed substance and materials information…
Interview mit “Deutschlands nachhaltigstem Großunternehmen 2020”
<figure><figcaption>Christian Ziegler, Nachhaltigkeitsmanager bei fischer</figcaption></figure> Christian Ziegler ist seit mehr als fünf Jahren für das Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement der…
The new EU Regulation of Medical Devices – MDR
Is your company and your supply chain ready to tackle the new EU MDR requirements? Get prepared for the 7 major changes in Medical Device Regulation. …
How The Automotive Sector Can Do MedTech
Due to COVID-19, protective masks and respiratory equipment are in high demand. iPoint Compliance can support the automotive sector in achieving…
Homeland Security and Your Supply Chain
The US Dept. of Homeland Security is committed to enforcing anti-human trafficking and forced labor laws. What does their new ‘Strategy’ document mean…
Are menstrual cups a “green lie”?
An LCA comparing menstrual cups and tampons shows that products advertised as particularly sustainable are not always the truly sustainable…
Can Digitalization help to save costs related to Sustainability & Compliance?
The Sustainability and Compliance Trends Survey 2019 is one of the largest global surveys on Compliance and Sustainability in various industries. The…
The Cost of Compliance & Sustainability – How companies’ spending evolved in 2019
The Sustainability and Compliance Trends Survey 2019 is one of the largest global surveys on Compliance and Sustainability in various industries. The…
Compliance or Sustainability – What is more important for businesses?
After our successful survey 2018 with more than 450 participants, we decided to carry on with our research to observe the sustainability and…
How sustainable is a service or a product? Digitalization, IoT and Big Data are providing new possibilities for research
How sustainable is a service or a product? This question is becoming more and more important in purchasing decisions and is therefore occupying more…
The Global Medical Device Industry – a spotlight on India and China
Japan has one of the highest geriatric populations in the world and because of that they have a strong demand for medical devices. They’re one of the…
Medical Device Industry – Trends in 2020
Several global companies from the Medical Device industry like Becton Dickinson, Roche, Emerson or Zimmer Biomet are longterm customers of iPoint and…
Neue CO2-Bepreisung in Deutschland – Bedeutung und Konsequenzen für Ihr Unternehmen
Während man zunächst annehmen könnte, dass diese neue CO₂-Bepreisung nur die eigenen Scope-1-Emissionen (also jene Emissionen, die ein Unternehmen…
Going Beyond IMDS with iPoint Approval
The race to introduce a product to the market is a fierce one; where companies are constantly trying to shorten the product cycle. One of the items…
How to provide Life Cycle Information for non-LCA experts
Thanks to automatization and data interfacing, LCA is becoming accessible to any role in an organization. Also non-LCA experts can use life cycle…
Conflict Minerals – Cobalt, EU-3TG and Sanctioned Entities
Why you should establish proactive business practices to manage the shift from conflict minerals compliance to responsible sourcing. In 2019 we’ve…
Enterprise Blockchain 2028
Gartner: Corporate Blockchain Won’t Take Off for Another DecadeHype comes with a placebo effect, and this effect is real. It makes people do…
How Toyota North America ensures the compliance of its products
When Toyota North America decided for iPoint Compliance as the leading solution to manage all their IMDS activities inhouse it took only nine months…
How to collect information from your supply chain – Where an industry standard does not exist!
When it comes to collecting information from your supply chain, having certain industry standards, such as the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template…
Why we built the iPoint Suite
In iPoint’s software solutions, the CARE principle forms the foundation. All our software solutions collect, analyze, report and help companies to…
Why we CARE – and YOU CARE ALREADY
Since 2001 customers, ranging from SMEs to Fortune 500 companies, have been using our software solutions to CARE …. C – collect the relevant data A –…
How to answer the three fundamental questions and evolve your business
It’s obvious that companies need transparency for good decision-making and any management of compliance, risk, governance, or sustainability topics. B…
How digitalization and knowledge creates transparency for businesses
We believe in continuous progression with technology. This can be accomplished by making complexity manageable with the digitalization of Life Cycles…

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