19. Political Influence

All significant input relating to legislative procedures, all entries in lobby lists, all significant payments of membership fees, all contributions to governments as well as all donations to political parties and politicians should be disclosed by country in a differentiated way.

In principle, all German and European ongoing legislative processes in the fields of anti-trust, competition, trademark, environmental and employment law are relevant to INPACS. In 2019, this mainly included the following legislative amendments: 
At the time of reporting, all technical requirements and process changes were implemented and communicated ensuring compliance with the law.

INPACS records no entry in any lobby list, and is not paying contributions or donations at all to political parties or politicians since foundation of INPACS in 2004. This corresponds to the INPACS Code of Ethics

To effectively pursue its strategic goals, INPACS is involved in the following organisations:
  • Membership and active participation by INPACS senior advisor in the committee of ISSA (International Sanitary Supply Association) including annual fees of 410€.
  • International Participant of the UN Global Compact, the world's largest initiative for sustainable corporate governance. INPACS nationally participates in the selection of the steering committee
  • and thus has an indirect political influence. INPACS supports the UN Global Compact with $ 1.250 annually.
In this course, the group-wide sustainability strategy is calling to build up partnerships that Anticipate respectively Contribute to Regulation and Standards.