Company becomes signatory, reinforcing corporate sustainability commitment
Submitted by: iPoint-systems gmbh
Posted: Oct 06, 2017 – 11:10 AM EST
REUTLINGEN, Germany, Oct. 06 /CSRwire/ - iPoint-systems gmbh, the market-leading provider of software and consulting for environmental and social product compliance, and sustainability, is proud to announce that it has become a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest and most widely embraced voluntary corporate sustainability initiative.
With this action, iPoint commits to aligning its corporate strategy, day-to-day operations, and organizational culture with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption, and to engaging in collaborative projects which advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals.
“We are excited and proud to become a participant of the UN Global Compact,” states iPoint CEO and founder Joerg Walden. “iPoint places sustainability at the forefront of everything that it does, and our current solutions already enable us to actively contribute toward securing a sustainable future and sustainable products,” he adds. “Since our vision and our long-term strategy are also already very much in line with the principles of the UN Global Compact, it was a logical step for iPoint to join this initiative and thus underline our commitment both as a company and a corporate citizen to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable future,” Walden explains. “We look forward to working with other like-minded companies and organizations around the globe to promote the UNGC’s Ten Principles.”
About UN Global Compact
Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact has emerged as a truly global initiative, with more than 9,000 participating companies from 163 countries, as well as over 4,000 non-business participants (as of October 2017). The UNGC’s Ten Principles are derived from: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. A key requirement for participation in the UN Global Compact is the annual submission of a Communication on Progress (COP) report that describes a company’s or organization’s efforts to implement the UNGC’s Ten Principles. For further information, visit www.unglobalcompact.org.
iPoint-systems is a leading provider of software and consulting for environmental and social product compliance, sustainability, and digital circular economy. 45,000 companies around the globe rely on iPoint for managing, tracking, analyzing, and reporting data across the whole value creation network. iPoint’s software and consulting services support you in meeting and staying one step ahead of regulations and requirements such as REACH, RoHS, WEEE, ELV, EHS, Conflict Minerals- and Modern Slavery-related laws, as well as other trending developments and challenges governing product, supply chain, and enterprise stewardship. iPoint’s holistic, circular perspective envisages a continuous, digital system lifecycle management process that supports not only compliance with the law, but also the sustainability of products, value chains, and brands. For more information visit www.ipoint-systems.com/
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