Sustainability at Fingerprints
Fingerprints is working on strengthening and drawing attention to the benefits our products create from a sustainability perspective and on reducing the negative impact Fingerprints has through its operations, products and supply chain.
Fingerprints wholeheartedly supports the UN’s Global Sustainable Development Goals. Fingerprints’ role in developing Aadhaar is a good example of how the company’s products can contribute to sustainable development. Aadhaar is operated on behalf of the Indian Government with the aim of creating official identities and thus ensuring access to local and national social insurance systems in a simple and secure manner for citizens. ActiveIRIS®, which is part of this project, is Fingerprints’ first Aadhaar-certified product. Aadhaar is an example of an application segment supporting UN Global Sustainable Development Goal 1 (No Poverty), by delivering a technology that supports people’s rights to an official identity.
Another example of how Fingerprints’ operations contribute to the UN Global Sustainable Development Goals is our offering of biometric solutions for smart cards, which enable secure payments. This supports Goal 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) by reducing the risk of fraud and enabling more secure authentication and payments. We believe that companies working collectively on sustainability challenges is the best way to achieve long-term results. To this end, Fingerprints has been a member of Eurosmart since 2017, which is a sector organization for businesses that work in smart security, such as digital identities, data security, cyber security, Internet of Things (IoT), payment solutions and interface controls.
HANDS-ON SUSTAINABILITY FRAMEWORK
Sustainability work in Fingerprints is carried out close to the business within the company’s sustainability framework, which comprises a vision, core values and all of the company’s policies, including its Code of Conduct and sustainability targets.
The sustainability framework comprises four areas, which cover our entire business and are also set out in our Code of Conduct:
- Trusted, Transparent Business Conduct
- Environmental Protection and Efficient use of Resources
- Respecting and Rewarding People
- Smarter and Safer Solutions
Fingerprints has defined a number of core sustainability targets that are connected with the four focus areas. The continuous implementation of the targets represents the core of the company’s sustainability work and is part of Fingerprints company-wide balanced scorecard, with sustainability goals being part of the assessment criteria, which helps sustainability aspects secure equal status with the company’s other objectives. The targets have been broken down by feature and business area to determine how they can contribute to sustainability goals. These enhance both
commitment and participation. The visibility and integrity of sustainability goals also facilitate Fingerprints’ managers following up on work where relevant. To integrate sustainability into our internal processes, we have gained inspiration from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Our management system is also certified in accordance with ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. A working method has been produced to manage our overall policies and our Code of Conduct, with the aim of managing all policy areas equally. Fingerprints’ work on responsible sourcing is a very important policy area. All direct suppliers must sign our Code of Conduct for Suppliers.
Please refer to the 2019 annual report for information on sustainability goals.
Link to the Code of conduct Code of conduct-2019-03-21
Link to the Code of conduct for suppliers FPC Supplier Code of Conduct MAY-2019
Link to FPC Quality Policy April-2020
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