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News

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Customer magazine "iPoints" 08
Our customer magazine “iPoints” keeps you up to date about product innovations and provides the latest news about iPoint, compliance, and…
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Vacation Close-Down 2020/21
From December 24 to December 31, 2020, iPoint's headquarters in Reutlingen as well as our office in Vienna are closed for holidays. As always, there…
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iPoint’s Christmas Donation 2020
While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone, it is affecting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people the most. Therefore, iPoint is not…
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eBook “From Compliance to Sustainability”
We are excited to announce the publication of our new eBook “From Compliance to Sustainability – Managing Material Life Cycle in the Circular Economy…
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iPoint-systems Receives Strategic Investment from GRO Capital
iPoint-systems gmbh is excited to announce today that GRO Capital A/S will become a shareholder, adding capital and experience to further strengthen…
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Driving Industry Transparency – Interview with iPoint CEO
Happy Porch Radio recently released an interview with iPoint CEO Joerg Walden as a part of their “Digital in the Circular Economy” Podcast series.…
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Innovation Award for Carbon Footprint Blockchain Solution of iPoint Group
Consumer demand for carbon footprint information on the products they purchase is increasing. But in sectors such as the automotive industry, supply…
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iPoint enters strategic partnership with Toyota Tsusho Systems
iPoint-systems is excited to announce a new partnership with the well-established Japanese IT trading company Toyota Tsusho Systems (TTS). With this…
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Planet under Pressure – Global Goals Yearbook 2020
Recently, the Global Goals Yearbook 2020 was released – a publication in support of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the global…
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iPoint wins Stevie® Award in 2020 International Business Awards®
We are proud to announce that iPoint was named the winner of the Bronze Stevie® Award. We received this award in for our “fw:transparency” event 2019…
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Joerg Walden wins Global CEO Excellence Award
We are proud to announce that iPoint CEO Joerg Walden has been recognized as “Best Environmental Compliance Software Solutions CEO (Europe)”. The…
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New: Our Sustainability Report 2019/2020
As a proud signatory of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) – the world's largest and most widely embraced voluntary corporate sustainability initiative –…
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#ManagersForFuture
Recently, iPoint, represented by our CEO Joerg Walden, became part of the initiative #ManagersForFuture. Launched by the European social partner CEC…
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iCAREPLAST – the Answer to Cost- and Energy-efficient Plastic Recycling
Valencia/Reutlingen, July 22, 2020 – A consortium of European industrial and scientific partners, including iPoint, is collaborating to convert waste…
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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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Software Supports Move Towards Circular Economy
In its third edition of the Chemicals Management Software Guide, Chemical Watch interviewed Joerg Walden, CEO of iPoint, and Gunther Walden, CEO of…
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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…

Events

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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…

Blog

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…