1. Strategic Analysis and Action

The company declares whether or not it pursues a sustainability strategy. It explains what concrete measures it is undertaking to operate in compliance with key recognised sector-specific, national and international standards.

In 2018, Sustainability was defined by INPACS shareholders and members as one of five strategic pillars. The starting point for the further specification has been the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), whereby the following six were defined as focus topics:

SDG 5: Promotion of Equal Opportunities for all Genders in Leadership
Gender Balance is a fundamental condition for healthy working environments and successful business. Therefore, we promote equal opportunities for all genders in leadership at all levels of decision-making (cf. criterion 15).

SDG 10: All Employees shall Feel Included and Respectfully Treated
As a worldwide business network Diversity is part of our DNA. All employees irrespective of sex, skin colour, origin, social background, disability, sexual orientation, political or religious beliefs as well as gender or age shall feel included as well as respectfully treated (cf. criterion 15). 

SDG 8: Protect Labour Rights and Safe and Secure Working Environments within our Operations and along the Supply Chain
In line with the INPACS ethical codes we require the protection of labour rights as well as safe and secure working environments for all workers within our operations and along the supply chain (cf. criterion 14 and 17). 

SDG 12: Make a Contribution to the Reduction of Waste Generation; Create Awareness and Inform as well as Encourage all Relevant Actors along the Supply Chain from Product Selection to Disposal
To save resources and emissions, we aim to make a contribution to the reduction of waste generation – and our greatest area of impact is our customer. Therefore, we extended our view on the customers’ value chain to the crucial stage of waste disposal (cf. criterion 12).

SDG 13: Significantly Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Local, National and International Level to Combat Climate Change and its Impacts
In order to significantly reduce our climate impact in short-term, we want to create transparency regarding our group-wide footprint and formulate ambitious targets (cf. criterion 13).

SDG 17: Build Partnerships that Support our Engagement for the SDGs
To successfully face global sustainability opportunities as well as challenges and increase our impact with respect to the SDGs, we build effective partnerships with the relevant stakeholders (cf. criterion 9). 

In this context we have committed to making the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact on Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption part of our strategy, culture and day-to-day operations.
All strategic topics are broken down into concrete objectives mentioned in criterion 3.