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News

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Vacation close-down 2016/17
From December 24th, 2016, to January 9th, 2017, our Germany-based offices are closed for holidays. There will be skeleton staff to handle the most…
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iPoint’s Christmas donation 2016
iPoint-systems already has a long-standing tradition of using the holiday season as an opportunity to provide financial support to charitable…
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Breaking News: Agreement on EU Conflict Minerals Regulation Reached
Today, the EU Commission, EU Parliament, and EU Council reached an agreement on the final shape of an EU Conflict Minerals Regulation. Brokered the EU…
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iPCA Release 12 prepares customers for IMDS release 11
A big thank you goes to all our customers for their inspirations and ideas to make processes easier and enhance automation in the iPoint Compliance…
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iPoint Launches Anti-Slavery Reporting Template for Private Sector
iPoint-systems is excited to announce the official launch of the electronic Labor Rights Template (eLRT), a free, open-access, Excel-based,…
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iPoint Joins CFSI as Vendor Member
iPoint is excited to announce that we have officially joined the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) as a Vendor Member. Founded in 2008 by…
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Save the Date: Symposium “Conflict Minerals & Sustainable Supply Chain” on November 10, 2016
On Thursday, November 10, 2016, iPoint is hosting the symposium "Conflict Minerals & Sustainable Supply Chain" at the Cultural and Congress Centre…
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iPoint-systems once again crowned "Innovator of the Year"
For the 23rd time, the names of Germany's TOP 100 most innovative SMEs have been announced. And iPoint-systems gmbh is celebrating big time after…
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Breaking news: EU reaches decision on Conflict Minerals regulation
The European Union has agreed on a framework to stop the financing of armed groups through trade in gold and other resources from conflict zones. Key…
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Successful ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Re-certification Audit
iPoint's systems for quality management and environmental management have been re-certified successfully for 2016. The annual re-certification audit,…
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iPoint releases Framework of Human Trafficking and Slavery Laws for Private Sector
iPoint-systems is pleased to announce the publication of a commissioned framework of human trafficking and slavery laws directed at the private…
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Automated CAMDS solution from iPoint minimizes material data effort for automotive manufacturers
With immediate effect, iPoint-systems gmbh, the global market leader in software solutions and services for product compliance and sustainability, is…
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Conflict Minerals EU: Conclusion of trilogues planned for first half of 2016
The recently released “Programme of the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union – 1 January – 30 June 2016” emphasizes that “in…
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iPoint and JEMAI Form Strategic Alliance
iPoint-systems, a leading provider of compliance and sustainability solutions in the RoHS, REACH, SDS, LCA, Conflict Minerals, and EH&S area, and…
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iPoint joins BME
The German trade association supports its more than 9,000 members in tapping new markets, and engages in shaping economic processes and development. …
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iPoint joins IAEG
We look forward to supporting this non-profit association of the aerospace industry in driving innovative solutions for the environment, and in…

Events

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Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) – Intelligent Data Management
Increasingly awareness regarding environmental protection, occupational and product safety have led to a complex array of laws, regulations, customer…
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Conflict Minerals Supply Chain Compliance and Transparency Conference in Berlin
Meet us from November 30th through December 2nd in Berlin at the Conflict Minerals Supply Chain Compliance and Transparency Conference. On December…
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Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment Conference in London, England
Meet us on November 16th & 17th in London Heathrow at the annual Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment (EEE) conference. Edif ERA’s…
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The CA-TISCA 2016 Benchmarking Study and Industry Awards
Join iPoint and Development International (DI) on November 15 for an interactive webinar in which DI’s principal investigator Dr. Chris N. Bayer will…
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CFSI Annual Conference 2016 in Santa Clara
iPoint is excited to join the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) for its biggest event of the year on November 10, 2016, in Santa Clara,…
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Verdantix EHS Summit 2016 in Amsterdam
iPoint's CEO Joerg Walden will be a panelist at the Verdantix EHS Europe Summit 2016, which will take place in Amsterdam on November 8 and 9. As part…
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JAMA-CLEPA Business Summit 2016 in Venice
iPoint is sponsor of the JAMA-CLEPA Business Summit 2016, which will be held on October 27-28, 2016 in Venice, Italy. Jointly organized by the…
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Webinar: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) – From Customer Requirement to Opportunity
There is a growing market demand for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data on the environmental properties of suppliers’ products. However, aggregating and…
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iPoint U.S. Customer Day 2016
On October 13, we are hosting our annual U.S. iPoint Customer Day in the Sheraton Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Addressed to OEMS and Suppliers, the…
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IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference
iPoint is happy to sponsor the annual “IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference” hosted by the AIAG on October 11th and 12th in Novi, MI. The…
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2nd Annual Responsible 3TG Sourcing and Anti- Slavery Conference in London
Meet iPoint’s experts on September 26th and 27th in London at the 2nd Annual Responsible 3TG Sourcing and Anti- Slavery Conference. This two-day…
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Sustainable Brands 2016 in Copenhagen
Join iPoint and the Sustainable Brands community on September 26, 2016, for a three-day conference in Copenhagen to discover how brands and business…
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Electronics Goes Green 2016+ in Berlin
Join iPoint from September 7 through 9 in Berlin at the Electronics Goes Green 2016+. The world’s leading conference on electronics & the environment…
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AIAG Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing V
For the fifth time, iPoint is sponsoring the AIAG Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing event. The three-hour session on August 2 at the AIAG…
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Resource Revolution Conference in London
Meet us on July 5 in London at the edie Resource Revolution Conference. Focusing on the circular economy, the conference provides resource management,…
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Webinar "Benefits of Outsourcing your Conflict Minerals Compliance Process"
Companies are under increasing pressure to expand their supplier survey efforts in order to ensure an ethical supply chain. New regulations and formal…
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4th Annual Conflict Minerals Compliance and Supply Chain Transparency Conference in Chicago
Meet iPoint's experts from June 21st through 23rd in Chicago, IL, at the fourth edition of the Marcus Evans "Conflict Minerals Reporting and Supply…
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ITI & IPC Conference Series on Emerging & Critical Environmental Product Regulations in Arlington Heights & Silicon Valley
We are excited to be sponsoring the ITI & IPC Conference Series on Emerging & Critical Environmental Product Regulations. Meet iPoint's experts in…
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10th OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains in Paris
Meet iPoint from May 10-12, 2016, in Paris at the 10th OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains. Jointly organised by the OECD, the…
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Webinar: Corporate liabilities for modern-day slavery in supply and service chains: A transnational framework
Recent regulations have turned the spotlight on human rights issues as a major financial and reputational risk for companies and their supply chains.…
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AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit in Novi
Effective corporate responsibility (CR) practices require companies to stay informed on the issues confronting them. The AIAG’s 2016 CR Summit, hosted…
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EICC-CFSI Conflict Minerals and CSR Workshop in Brussels
Meet iPoint’s experts on April 26 in Brussels, Belgium, at the Conflict Minerals and CSR Workshop hosted by the Electronic Industry Citizenship…
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Webinar: Anti-Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: An Overview of Current Regulations and NGO Perspectives
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (2010), the UK Modern Slavery Act (2015), and the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (2016)…
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CLEPA Materials Regulations Event 2016 in Bad Homburg
This year’s CLEPA Materials Regulations Event (formerly called CLEPA IMDS Suppliers’ Group meeting) will take place on April 20, 2016, in Bad Homburg…
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Webinar: "CAMDS – Requirements, Challenges, Solutions"
As of recently, automotive companies not only have to provide data for the International Material Data System (IMDS), but also for the China…
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Webinar: What does the move to high product transparency mean to your company?
Higher product transparency is increasingly becoming a global business requirement for companies across multiple markets and industries. Learn more…
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CAMDS – Requirements, Challenges, Solutions
As of recently, automotive companies not only have to provide data for the International Material Data System (IMDS), but also for the China…
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CAMDS – Requirements, Challenges, Solutions
As of recently, automotive companies not only have to provide data for the International Material Data System (IMDS), but also for the China…
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Webinar “Benefits of Outsourcing your Conflict Minerals Compliance Process – A Case Study by Kennametal”
Join iPoint and Kennametal on March 1 for this free one-hour webinar to learn how outsourcing helps companies ensure compliance while avoiding costs…
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Chemical Watch Global Business Summit in Brussels
Meet iPoint’s experts on February 23 through 25 in Brussels at the Chemical Watch Global Business Summit in Brussels, Belgium. The three-day summit…
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Webinar: Tackling Human Trafficking and Slavery in Global Supply Chains: Corporate Compliance with the California TISCA
Join iPoint and Development International on February 16 for a free one-hour webinar to learn more aboutCA-TISCA as well as other current and emerging…
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Webinar “The Value of Preparing for an IPSA and What it Can Mean For Your Company”
During this live webinar, you will learn about the value of an IPSA audit and how your company can benefit from the results. This webinar is useful…
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Conflict Minerals Compliance & Supplier Sustainability Conference in Amsterdam
Meet iPoint’s experts on February 4th and 5th in Amsterdam at the Conflict Minerals Compliance and Supplier Sustainability Conference. The two-day…

Blog

Material Flow Cost Accounting provides head start for SMEs
MFCA stands for Material Flow Cost Accounting and helps businesses to increase their material efficiency. Born in Germany in the 90s it is now a great…
Material Flow Cost Accounting: Tips from a consultant
Hiroshi Tachikawa is the managing director at Propharm Japan. He helped numerous companies across Japan and Asia to get started with Material Flow…
Materialflusskostenrechnung am größten Textilforschungszentrum Europas
Dr. Jürgen Seibold arbeitet im Zentrum für Management Research der Deutschen Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf. Für ihn liegt die…
Diese Unternehmen haben durch MFCA Ihre Materialeffizienz gesteigert
Aus internationaler Sicht hat die Materialflusskostenrechnung bisher die größte Verbreitung in Japan gefunden, wo mehr als 300 Unternehmen des…
Endlich sprechen wir über Materialeffizienz
Materialkosten machen im Durchschnitt 40-50 % der Gesamtkosten in produzierenden Unternehmen aus. Prof. Mario Schmidt, Direktor des Instituts für…
LCAs in the telecommunication sector
Andreas Kröhling, Senior Expert for Corporate Responsibility at “Deutsche Telekom AG” recommends just getting started and keeping at it! Even simply…
Interview with “Germany’s most sustainable large-scale enterprise 2014”
Marko Schnarr works for the environmental office at Miele, the well-known manufacturer of household appliances. His goal is to expand the company’s…
Inventive engineers serving the environment
Can environmentally friendly raw materials meet product specifications and be cost effective? This is the question that HOBAS Engineering,…
Ökobilanzen beim größten deutschen Telekommunikationsanbieter
Andreas Kröhling, Senior Experte Corporate Responsibility bei der Deutschen Telekom AG, empfiehlt: Anfangen und dran bleiben! Schon das Erkennen von…
Innovative Ingenieure im Dienst der Umwelt
Können umweltfreundliche Rohmaterialien die Produktanforderungen erfüllen und gleichzeitig kosteneffizient sein? Diese Frage hat sich die HOBAS…
“Deutschlands nachhaltigstes Großunternehmen 2014” im Interview
Marko Schnarr ist Referent für Ressourceneffizienz, Ökobilanzierung und Ökolabelling beim Haushaltsgeräte-Hersteller Miele. Ihm ist es wichtig, die…
LCA database provider ecoinvent provides exclusive insights
The ecoinvent Centre in Switzerland and thinkstep AG based in Stuttgart, Germany offer background databases for Life Cycle Assessment. The GaBi…
LCA Database provider thinkstep AG provides exclusive insights
Thinkstep AG based in Stuttgart, Germany and the ecoinvent Centre based in Switzerland offer background databases for Life Cycle Assessment. The GaBi…
Tips and expertise shared by three experienced users of LCA Databases
During the preparation of the article on LCA data and LCA databases it was a great experience to include the different perspectives on LCA data and…
Datenbank-Anbieter thinkstep AG gibt exklusive Einblicke
Die thinkstep AG aus Stuttgart und das ecoinvent Centre in der Schweiz bieten Hintergrund-Datenbanken, um die Datensuche für Ökobilanzen zu…
Datenbank-Anbieter ecoinvent gibt exklusive Einblicke
Das ecoinvent Centre in der Schweiz und die thinkstep AG aus Stuttgart bieten Hintergrund-Datenbanken, um die Datensuche für Ökobilanzen zu…
Success factor for Life Cycle Assessment: data, data, data
When deciding to get started with Life Cycle Assessment you probably have come across the quote: “You can’t manage what you can’t measure”. Therefore,…
Erfolgsfaktor für Ökobilanzen (Life Cycle Assessment, LCA): Daten, Daten und nochmals Daten
Wenn Sie planen, erstmals eine Ökobilanz zu erstellen, war vermutlich die folgende Management-Weisheit einer der Ausgangspunkte: „Man kann nur…
How Much is This Really Worth; How to Monetize Environmental Impacts
Managing to engage decision-makers at all levels of a company on sustainability matters is an all too common challenge for experts trying to improve…

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