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Happy Holidays and a Sustainable New Year!
Thank you for your loyalty, support and interest. The whole iPoint team looks forward to ensuring your products’ sustainability with our solutions and…
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iPoint Takes Over Software Specialist for Safety and Environment
Reutlingen, December 22, 2015 – iPoint-systems continues to grow: With the takeover of the software specialist Inplus, the Reutlingen-based software…
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iPoint’s Christmas donation 2015
Reutlingen, December 22, 2015: iPoint, a leading provider of software and consulting services for environmental and social product compliance, and…
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IMDS Release 10.0 changes fully implemented in iPCA Release 11
As always, the new version of the iPoint Compliance Agent, iPCA R11, provides full support of the IMDS changes in the AI (Advanced Interface).…
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New Hire for U.S. Team
iPoint is excited to announce and welcome Eric Smith as Director of U.S. Sales. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Eric’s primary responsibilities will…
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REACH: SVHCs in Components also Affected
Until recently, these obligations applied if the SVHC was present in a concentration above 0.1% of the entire product’s mass. On September 10, 2015,…
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IMDS Release 10 / iPCA Release 11
They are fully supported by the iPoint Compliance Agent. Further changes requested by our valued customers will also be implemented in the new…
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iPoint enters as a member of BVMW
The Berlin-based BVMW was founded in 1975 and today has 300 regional offices all around Germany. In their alliance with further SME associations they…
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What does the latest US Appeals Court Ruling on Conflict Minerals mean?
At iPoint we are aware of these legal proceedings and will continue to ensure our applications and services meet the needs of all stakeholders.…
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EU Conflict Minerals regulation update
On July 14, following the partial vote in the May plenary and the decision to refer the file back to the committee, members of the European Parliament…
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Training qualification at iPoint – Congrats to Felix and Tim!
Tim Flad with his training supervisor, Thomas Mangold, handing over the sausage (!) bouquet On July 15, during a small celebration at the Reutlingen…
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Conflict Minerals Europe: Parliament favors mandatory Conflict Minerals regulation affecting downstream companies
On May 20, 2015, Members of the European Parliament voted to overturn the Commission's proposal and the one adopted by the International Trade…
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Successful ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Re-certification Audit
Reutlingen, April 29, 2015: iPoint's systems for quality management and environmental management have been re-certified successfully for 2015. The…
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26,000 companies using iPoint Conflict Minerals Platform
The iPoint Conflict Minerals Platform (iPCMP) is the global cross-industry standard for Conflict Minerals compliance: The software and service…
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New iPCMP training services with AIAG
We are pleased to announce that iPoint, in conjunction with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), now provides classroom training in…
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iPoint Grows North
The software and consulting company iPoint-systems is increasing its presence in the Nordic market by establishing a new subsidiary in Växjö, Sweden.…
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iPoint enters as a member of IPC
For several years, iPoint has been supporting the electricial and electronics industry with unique know-how, services, and solutions for product…

Events

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22nd Expert Forum on Global Environmental Compliance
Meet iPoint’s experts on Tuesday, December 8th, in Stuttgart at the public closing convention of the IPA Expert Forum “Global Environmental…
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Webinar “Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Supply-Chain Survey 2015: A discussion with Dr. Chris N. Bayer and Kelly Eisenhardt”
While the 2014 survey estimated the actual cost of Dodd-Frank Section 1502 to SEC issuers, the 2015 survey unravels the nuts and bolts of Conflict…
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Meeting of Workgroup “Directives-Compliant Design for WEEE, RoHS, and ErP”
Meet iPoint’s experts on November 17 in Berlin at the 36th meeting of the Fraunhofer-IZM Workgroup “Directives-Compliant Design for WEEE, RoHS, and…
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Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment Conference in London, England
Meet us on November 11th & 12th in London Heathrow at the annual Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment conference. Edif ERA’s EEE…
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November 5: Symposium “Conflict Minerals & Sustainable Supply Chain”
On Thursday, November 5, 2015, iPoint is hosting the symposium “Conflict Minerals & Sustainable Supply Chain” at the Cultural and Congress Centre…
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October 21 & 23: IHS Electronic Supply Chain Roadshow in LA & San Jose
Staying current with technology and avoiding supply chain disruptions in the electronics industry has become increasingly complicated. Join experts…
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Free Webinar “How to Select Software for Product Compliance Programs”
As regulations and customer demands for product compliance expand and grow more and more complex, companies are discovering that a software solution…
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Annual Suppliers’ Forum 2015 in Göteborg on October 14th and 15th
Meet iPoint’s experts at the Annual Suppliers’ Forum 2015 in Göteborg, Sweden, hosted by the Scandinavian Automotive Supplier Association FKG. This…
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IPC Conference on Government Regulation in Essen, Germany
Meet iPoint’s experts at the IPC Conference on Government Regulation on October 13 in Essen, Germany. The conference provides updates on the…
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IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference on October 13th and 14th
Like the years before, iPoint is happy to sponsor the annual “IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference” hosted by the AIAG on October 13th and…
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Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy Conference in Stuttgart
Meet iPoint’s experts on October 7th and 8th in Stuttgart, Germany, at the fourth conference on Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy, hosted by…
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Forum Pro-Active Design-In focussing on product-related environmental legislation
„Product-related environmental legislation – RoHS, REACH, Conflict Minerals – more than a mere formality?“ – this heading will be the guideline of the…
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CFSI Annual Conference 2015 in San Jose
iPoint is happy to exhibit at this year’s annual conference of the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative on September 24 in San Jose, California. The…
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IHS Electronic Supply Chain Roadshow in Europe
Staying current with technology and avoiding supply chain disruptions in the electronics industry has become increasingly complicated. Join experts…
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August 4th: AIAG Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing IV: A Business Case for Reporting
For the fourth time, iPoint is sponsoring the AIAG Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing event. During the three-hour session on August 4 at the AIAG…
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July 28 & 30: Free Webcast “Conflict Minerals Compliance: Mistakes, Lessons Learned & Best Practices”
With the SEC's May 31 deadline for Conflict Minerals reporting now past, it's time for affected companies to assess lessons learned from the first two…
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July 14 & 16: Free Webinar “Conflict Minerals Data management and Audit Requirements - A look back at 2014 reporting and what to expect for 2015”
Analysts are currently reviewing the Conflict Minerals SEC filings for 2014 – the last “transition year” in the SEC Final Rule for Dodd-Frank 1502.…
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July 9th: 18th Java Forum Stuttgart
1.600 visitors are expected to attend this year’s conference which is predominantly aimed at developers who want to learn more about Java-related…
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June 23-25: Conflict Minerals Reporting & Supply Chain Transparency Conference in Chicago
Meet iPoint’s experts from June 23rd to 25th in Chicago, IL, at the third edition of the “Conflict Minerals Reporting and Supply Chain Transparency”…
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June 16: AIAG Supply Chain Summit in Livonia
We are happy to sponsor and exhibit at the 2015 Supply Chain Summit "Mitigating Risk and Managing Uncertainty", hosted by the Automotive Industry…
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June 16 & 17: Free Webinar “Is Your Material Compliance Program Due for an Update?”
Have you given your Material Compliance Program a hard look lately? Chances are you could strongly benefit from some of the leading best practices…
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June 9, 10 & 12: ITI & IPC Conference series on Emerging & Critical Environmental Product Requirements in Fort Lee, Des Plaines, and Milpitas
We are proud to be sponsoring the ITI & IPC Conference series on Emerging & Critical Environmental Product Requirements. Meet our experts in Des…
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May 20, 10 am EST: Free Webinar “Product Data Compliance Management: Strategy to Success”
Conflict Minerals, REACH, RoHS, CE, WEEE, ELV/IMDS – as a manufacturer, you face a complex and dynamic product environmental regulatory framework,…
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May 19, 11 am EST: Free Webinar “Product Data Compliance Management: Strategy to Success”
Conflict Minerals, REACH, RoHS, CE, WEEE, ELV/IMDS – as a manufacturer, you face a complex and dynamic product environmental regulatory framework,…
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April 29-30: AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit in Novi
Do you want to discover how to integrate corporate responsibility (CR) into your business strategy and better communicate the benefits to your…
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April 22: CLEPA Materials Regulations Event 2015
The next CLEPA Materials Regulations Event (formerly called CLEPA IMDS Suppliers’ Group meeting) will take place on April 22, 2015, in Germany in the…
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CLEPA Materials Regulations Event 2015 – iPoint is Sponsor
The next CLEPA Materials Regulations Event (formerly called CLEPA IMDS Suppliers’ Group meeting) will take place on April 22, 2015, in Germany in the…
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April 7: Future Lab for Sustainable Product Development in Vienna
“Which raw materials will we be working with in 2025? From where and how can we source raw materials in a socially and ecologically responsible way?…
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March 3 & 4: Conflict Minerals Compliance – Complimentary Webinar
This session discusses recent developments and their implications for your current and future Conflict Minerals program, how to address Conflict…
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February 24-26: IPC APEX EXPO 2015 in San Diego
IPC APEX EXPO 2015 in San Diego “Upgrade your TECH[nowledgy]” – This is the motto of the IPC APEX EXPO 2015 from February 24-26 in San Diego, CA. The…
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February 17-19: GreenBiz Forum in Arizona
GreenBiz Forum 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona Bringing together the networks, insights, and domain expertise of GreenBiz Group, The Sustainability…
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February 4: EIPC-IPC Workshop on Conflict Minerals in Munich
The workshop provides current information on:EU conflict minerals legislationHow to address customer inquiriesBest practices of leading industry…

Blog

Material Flow Cost Accounting: Resource Efficiency Made Simple
Many organisations are coming under increasing pressure to minimise the environmental impact of their activities, as well as optimising resource…
Photovoltaking the future.
You might have noticed that the world is currently undergoing an energy transition – from fossil fuels to renewables. Despite great resistance to this…
Wasting food: a brief guide.
With the human population on this little planet of ours expected to grow to over 9 billion in the next few decades, food security is being…

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