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News

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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
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iPoint for the future!
iPoint is among the more than 3.000 companies which have signed the statement of Entrepreneurs For Future. The business initiative is made up of…
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iPoint welcomes Dr. Bing Xu as Director of Market Engagement
iPoint is proud to announce and welcome Dr. Bing Xu as the company’s Director of Market Engagement. In this newly-created function, Dr. Xu will be…
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New: Our Sustainability Report 2018/2019
As a proud signatory of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) – the world's largest and most widely embraced voluntary corporate sustainability initiative – we…
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New Anti-Slavery Reporting and Risk Management Tool Launched
iPoint is excited to announce the launch of eLRT Lite, a free, open-access, Excel-based, business-to-business reporting tool designed to support…
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Clean Water, Climate Action, and Quality Education
  In connection with iPoint’s annual flagship event fw:transparency, the company has decided to support two charitable organizations: “The Water…
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Towards a Digital Circular Economy
  Take – make – use – dispose. This is the still prevailing linear economy system. Products which are thrown away, buried in landfills, or burnt at…
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INATBA launches “Social Impact & Sustainability” Working Group
We are excited to announce that iPoint CEO Joerg Walden was elected co-chair of the working group “Social Impact & Sustainability” of the…
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Successful ISO 9001 and 27001 Certification
With effect from June 19, 2019, iPoint-systems gmbh is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO/IEC 27001. This was preceded by a…
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Berlin Blockchain network grows: BerChain e.V. announces new members
BerChain e.V. announces new members that will further support the networking initiative of the Berlin blockchain scene New members include…
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iPoint Recognized As Top Compliance Solution Provider 2019
iPoint is proud to announce that we have been named as one of the Top 10 Compliance Solution Providers 2019 by APAC CIOoutlook. iPoint was selected…
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CSR Reporting Under EU Law is Highest for Gender and Lowest for Human Rights Matters, Study Reveals
iPoint is excited to announce the release of a new baseline study which evaluates corporate compliance with the new EU Non-Financial Reporting…
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First live demo of SustainBlock at OECD Forum
iPoint and startup CircularTree (Member of iPoint Group), together with upstream due diligence expert BetterChain, are excited to announce that they…
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Sustainable Product Management in a Circular Economy
Graz, Austria, April 4, 2019: How sustainable is a product or a service? This question is becoming increasingly important when consumers make…
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105 Organizations Announce New Blockchain Association INATBA
105 organizations representing the full distributed ledger technology (DLT) ecosystem, today announced their commitment to a new platform, the Interna…
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iPoint is Partner of Consumer Information Programme for Sustainable Consumption and Production
  iPoint recently became a partner of the Consumer Information Programme for Sustainable Consumption and Production (CI-SCP) of the 10 Year Framework…
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New: International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA)
In late 2018, iPoint CEO Joerg Walden as well as several other industry leaders and innovative start-ups in the blockchain field were invited to…
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Towards a Digital Circular Economy
Take – make – use – dispose. This is the still prevailing linear economy system. Products which are thrown away, buried in landfills, or burnt at the…
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The Good Life Goals
In 2015, all Member States of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are…
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Guidance On The Journey From Product Compliance To Sustainability
We are excited to announce that independent research firm Verdantix has published a new report titled “iPoint Guides Firms On The Journey From…

Events

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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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Convergence – The Global Blockchain Congress 2019
Meet iPoint from November 11-13 at Convergence – The Global Blockchain Congress 2019, which will take place at the Trade Fair and Congress Center of…
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Webinar: iPoint Compliance – How Toyota North America ensures the compliance of its products
Join James Tu, Senior Technology Director at Toyota North America, and Sushma Kittali-Weidner, Director, U.S. Operations at iPoint, in this 60 min…
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RBA & RMI Annual Conference 2019
Meet iPoint on October 21 and 22 in Santa Clara, California, at the 11th Annual Conference of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) and the…
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Commerce Connect 2019 in London
Meet iPoint on October 17th at the Commerce Connect 2019, which will take place at The Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard, London. Hosted by e-commerce…
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U.S. 2019 iPoint Customer Conference
On October 17, we are hosting our annual U.S. iPoint Customer Conference at The Mint at Michigan First Conference Center in Lathrup Village, Michigan.…
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IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference 2019
iPoint is once again proud to be a part of the 2019 IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference, which the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)…
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Global Goals Forum 2019
Meet iPoint on October 10th at the Global Goals Forum 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Organized by the German Global Compact Network DCGN and the Macondo…
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Digimat Users’ Conference 2019 in Bordeaux
Meet iPoint from October 1-2 in Bordeaux, France at Digimatum 2019, the Digimat Users’ Conference. Digimat, the material and structure modeling…
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Webinar: How to collect information from your supply chain
When it comes to collecting information from your supply chain, having certain industry standards, such as the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template…
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Webinar: Turning Materials risk into Materials Strategy
Are you in the dark of what materials and restricted substances are being used in your products? Join the free webinar of MSC Software to learn more…
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HACKDAY@SIS19 in Stuttgart
CircularTree (Member of iPoint Group) is participating in the HACKDAY@SIS19, an acceleration program for five international start-ups and ventures…
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Global Climate Strike September 20, 2019
September 20, 2019, marks the date of the third global climate strike, with people around the globe taking to the streets to protest for compliance…
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LCM Conference 2019 in Poznan
Meet iPoint from September 1-4 at the 9th International Conference on Life Cycle Management (LCM) in Poznan, Poland. The LCM conference series is one…
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Meetup “Blockchain for Social Good” 2019 in Berlin
  Meet iPoint’s startup CircularTree on July 23 in Berlin at the fifth “Blockchain for Social Good” meetup. Organized by Positive Blockchain and…
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Webinar: iPoint Product Sustainability
Volvo Cars and iPoint systems act jointly in improving availability of and accessibility to life cycle information flows. Better quality of results,…
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MSC Software 2019 Users Conference in Tokyo
  Meet iPoint Japan Co Ltd on July 10th in Tokyo at the MSC Software 2019 Users Conference. Hosted by MSC Software, a global leader in measurement…
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Workshop: Digitalization as a Catalyst of Circular Transformation!?
  Meet us on July 9 at the workshop „Digitalization as a Catalyst of Circular Transformation?!“ in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The workshop, which is…
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Webinar: Good Practices in SDGs
  On July 8 from 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (CEST), the European Association of CSR/Sustainability Professionals (EASP) is hosting the first session of a…
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iPoint event fw: transparency 2019
Together, we bring fw: transparency At iPoint, we bring forward transparency and place it at the forefront of everything that we do. Join us on June…
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iPoint Symposium “From Compliance to Circular Business Models” on June 26 in Reutlingen, Germany
You are cordially invited to join us on June 26 at iPoint's symposium "From Compliance to Circular Business Models" in Reutlingen near Stuttgart. The…
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International Reporting 3.0 Conference 2019 in Rotterdam
  Meet us on June 17 and 18 in Rotterdam at the 6th International Reporting 3.0 Conference hosted by the Reporting 3.0 Platform. The platform curates…
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AIAG Responsible Materials Industry Briefing VIII
For the eighth time in a row, iPoint is sponsor and exhibitor at the AIAG Responsible Materials Industry Briefing (formerly AIAG Conflict Minerals…
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Conference on Emerging & Critical Environmental Product Requirements
iPoint and IHS Markit are proud sponsors of the Conference on Emerging & Critical Environmental Product Requirements hosted by global electronics…
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Webinar: How to successfully market your products worldwide – faster
iPoint Approval – Safe products, safe production It ensures that businesses are able to successfully market their products worldwide – now and in…
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Webinar: Corporate Non-Financial Reporting in Europe
The Non-Financial Reporting Directive of the EU applies to the current 28 member states of the European Union. Across Europe, some 6,500 companies are…
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2019 Sustainability Leaders Congress in Berlin
Meet us on May 15 and 16 in Berlin at the 2019 Sustainability Leaders Congress – a platform to network with peers, meet the movers and shakers of the…
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2019 Consensus® Conference in New York
  May 13th marks the start of the three-day Consensus Conference in New York. Since 2015, the conference has been an annual gathering of the…
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ISPCE Symposium 2019 in San Jose
Meet iPoint’s experts from May 6-8, 2019, at the annual IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE) in San Jose, California. Hosted by…
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13th OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains in Paris
Meet iPoint's experts from April 23-25, 2019, in Paris at the 13th Multi-stakeholder Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains. Jointly organised by…
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Opening & Symposium: CD Laboratory for Sustainable Product Management enabling a Circular Economy
April 4th, 2019 marks the ceremonial opening of the new Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable Product Management enabling a Circular Economy in…
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VDMA Information Day on "Material Compliance"
On March 25, the Association of German Machinery and Plant Manufacturers (VDMA) will hold an information day for its members on the subject of…
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Global Compact Network Germany Participants' Conference
On 21 March, the participants' conference of the Global Compact Network Germany will take place at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für lnternationale…
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PDAC 2019, Toronto
From March 3-6, the PDAC Convention 2019 will take place in Toronto. The world's premier international event for the minerals and mining industry is…
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SustainableUX: design vs. climate change
How can we balance design projects against a backdrop of increasing climate urgency? On February 12th, the SustainableUX: design vs. climate change…
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RMI Responsible Sourcing Summit, Berlin
Meet iPoint’s experts on January 31 in Berlin, Germany, at the RMI Responsible Sourcing Summit. Companies, practitioners, and stakeholders will…
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Oracle OpenWorld Europe 2019
The Oracle OpenWorld Europe will take place in London from January 16-17. Attendees will learn how to stay competitive with today’s transformational…

Blog

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…
Why increasing market dynamics lead to complexity
Today’s companies face high pressure by investors to improve revenue, by regulations to abide by the new rules and by competitors to be ever…
Is e-mobility a truly sustainable solution?
E-mobility is a hotly debated issue right now, both in scientific circles and in the media. Some herald it as enabling mobility with fewer carbon…
Identify risks and achieve anti-human trafficking compliance with eLRT Lite
On Thursday, August 8th, eLRT Lite, a simplified version of the electronic Labour Rights Template, was launched. Pia Ostroske (P.O.) interviewed Tolga…
Do LCAs reveal green lies?
As life cycle experts know, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a useful tool to either confirm or disprove a product’s assumed environmental advantage.…
Cobalt Reporting via the iPoint SustainHub
Cobalt is the key element used in batteries of mobile phones, laptops, and electric vehicles and hence the demand for cobalt has been increasing year…
4 new substances added to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHC) and important changes in the near future
On July 16, 2019, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has published 4 new candidate substances. This candidate list that contains the so called SVHC –…
How to increase Business Transparency by assessing compliance data – exactly where its needed
Companies currently using SAP® have a vast amount of existing data in their system that can be analyzed for compliance purposes, however, current SAP®…
How to use Life Cycle Information to set AND reach your Sustainability Goals
Volvo Cars and iPoint systems act jointly in improving availability of and accessibility to life cycle information flows. Better quality of results,…
How to build a sustainable car?
What are the challenges for the implementation of Sustainable Product Development in the automotive industry? The Christian Doppler Laboratory for…
iPoint Provides Pilot Tool For EU LIFE Project AskREACH
iPoint Compliance becomes the pilot tool for the EU Project LIFE AskREACH. In addition, iPoint actively participates in different ECHA Working Groups.…
Sind Menstruationstassen eine „grüne Lüge“?
Eine Ökobilanz zum Vergleich von Menstruationstassen und Tampons zeigt, dass als besonders nachhaltig beworbene Produkte nicht immer die nachhaltige…
How to successfully market your products worldwide – faster
To speed up the development of new products companies need to evaluate data on products, materials and substances thoroughly and transforms them into…
LCA of lithium-ion batteries – there’s more to it than you think
With the use of electric vehicles on the rise, there’s a lot of buzz about how environmentally friendly they are. While operational impacts are low…
Achieving transparency starts with digitalization – How blockchain can deliver social, economic and environmental benefits
It is hard to argue that industrialism didn’t improve the world. Without industrial-scale production, affordable food, clothing, medicine,…
Discrepancy of RoHS and REACH – Compliance Changes 2019
ROHS Directive starts to restrict the Phthalates listed in ROHS Annex II. But with regard to REACH Annex XIV sunset date (21/02/2015) there is a…
Exploring efficiency potentials in the recycling industry
Earlier this year, a team of consultants from ifu Hamburg, Member of iPoint Group, held an initial workshop at MinERALiX, a business specialized in…
German Battery Forum 2019: a round-up of congress highlights
Andreas Genest from ifu Hamburg, Member of iPoint Group, attended the BatterieForum Deutschland 2019 (German Battery Forum) conference, which took…
Remarkable MFCA results in a German foundry
The German family business C&C Bark Metalldruckguss und Formenbau GmbH produces magnesium die casts for various purposes. With the help of ifu Hamburg…
iPoint’s systems always stay up to date with new SVHC entries
On January 15, 2019, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has published 6 new entries to the candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC).…
MFCA Hamburg – Resource Efficiency Flagships
How will we make Hamburg’s industry more efficient and sustainable? To answer this question, the “MFCA-Hamburg” project was launched as a cooperation…
How to bring transparency into the supply chain
More and more people are consuming more consciously and want to know where a product they buy comes from and under what conditions it is manufactured.…
Will there be a UK REACH?
What will be the challenges Brexit will have to your business on the products and services that you supply? Will there be a UK REACH for the…
The Sustainability & Compliance Trends Survey 2019
The overwhelming response on our Sustainability & Compliance Trends Survey 2018 encouraged us to continue our research to keep our fingers on the…
Customized Transparency with iPCA Web
The new web-client of the iPoint Compliance Agent, iPCA Web, enables companies to advance transparency in their supply chain and provide their…
Sustainability and Compliance Trends – What Kept Companies Busy in 2018?
At the beginning of 2018, iPoint started to conduct a survey on Sustainability and Compliance Trends 2018 – and the response was overwhelming: More…
Envisioning a sustainable future: increasing resource efficiency through digitization
Digitalization and Industry 4.0 loom large on the horizon of manufacturing. For many companies, they represent the vision of a more sustainable future…
A Compliance Survey Tool that Grows with Your Supply Chain
In November 2018, iPoint launched a new compliance survey app for the SustainHub platform as a perfect addition to the iPoint Compliance and iPoint…

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