Friday, June 5, 2020

IP-Group Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

At IP-Group we take CSR and focus on the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in general and the global goals in particular. Here is what the UN itself has to say about the global goals: “The global goals are the most ambitious agenda for sustainable development that the world's countries have ever adopted and are there to achieve four amazing things by the year 2030:
Eliminating extreme poverty. To reduce inequalities and injustices in the world. To promote peace and justice. To solve the climate crisis.”

At IP-Group we have developed a completely new, innovative product: a flooring system called the Flexible Solid Flooring System. The flooring system is made from discarded Green Pallets, which simply means using recycled recyclables and turning waste into raw material. An extremely climate-smart and sustainable product (numbers 9 and 13 of the global goals). This unique flooring system has been proven to work well in vulnerable locations subject to high demands, for example when providing emergency aid and disaster relief.

– Children are a vulnerable group in war zones and disaster areas, and the aid organizations do a fantastic job of quickly ensuring that the children receive health care, a roof over their heads, food, clean drinking water, and the opportunity to continue their schooling. At IP-Group CSR program, we are pleased to be able to help. Under the auspices of the UN, we have delivered the flooring system to several vulnerable locations in the world.

Geir Vidar Persen, Head of IP-Group CSR program.

For each Flexible Flooring System sold, money is set aside for donation to IP-Group CSR program. This money is being used to build a school in South Sudan, thus contributing to global goal number four (Good education for all). South Sudan is the youngest nation in the world and is unfortunately also the country with the highest share of children not attending school in the world. More than two million school children are estimated to have left school due to the unrest and conflicts in the country, which have displaced over 1.5 million people. By achieving good education for all we can create a platform that may in the long run lead to higher income, more justice and peace.

– In addition to building schools, the foundation works alongside IP-Group to fulfill more of the global goals. We are doing this by delivering IP-Group's highly acclaimed Environmental Pallet to the world's largest Humanitarian Organizations. Among other things, the green pallet contributes to reducing carbon dioxide emissions and freight costs by 40%. The pallet is 100% recyclable. Some examples of countries to which the green pallet has been delivered are South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and Jordan.