The group-wide sustainability strategy of INPACS, which was introduced in 2019 (cf. criterion 1), is underpinned by the official framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In consequence, all operational processes and measures are expected to support the effective pursuit of these goals.
As also in 2019 officially committed, the INPACS values and norms of behaviour follow the ten principles of the UN Global Compact, including:
- the protection of human rights;
- the fundamental principles and rights at work;
- the protection of the environment;
- the prohibition of corruption and bribery;
- regulatory compliance.
These principles are stated in the following INPACS documents
that are of international validity:
- Company Policy
- Code of Ethics
- Supplier Code of Conduct
These documents are also the formal basis for the cooperation within the network, since the internal Basics of Cooperation are obliging all members to adhere to the corresponding rules.
The above mentioned set of principles and rules has been included into the integrated management system certified according to ISO 14001 as well as ISO 9001
, in order to challenge the management, instruct employees and to consistently evaluate suppliers.
Furthermore, these principles are included into individual joint business plans with members and suppliers, in order to implement them on operational level in each country. Within the Customer Sustainability Program (cf. criterion 10), the pursuit of the networks' sustainability goals is also integrated into the customer relationships.