CSR & Code of Conduct

IDENTA stands for a sustainable corporate strategy combined with social responsibility.


As an innovative family business, we recognise our social responsibility towards all our stakeholders such as customers, suppliers, employees, the community and institutions. We consciously focus on sustainable behaviour, the reduction of CO2 emissions and the careful use of resources. We therefore act as responsibly, resource-conserving and safely as possible in all business decisions and processes.

IDENTA is committed to upholding and promoting internationally recognised human rights and social standards throughout the entire value chain. We derive our entire corporate management from this.

We are always aware that, in addition to economic factors, environmental, social and cultural factors also have a direct influence on IDENTA’s success.

Sustainability award from EcoVadis

We have once again been assessed by the independent sustainability rating agency EcoVadis and are delighted to have been awarded a bronze medal in January 2024 in recognition of our sustainability successes. This is another building block in the ongoing implementation of our sustainability initiative. We have been demonstrably improving our sustainability efforts since 2022.

Criteria and key figures from the areas of environment, labour & human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement were evaluated. These are used to measure how well the company has integrated the principles of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability into its business activities.

With the current CSR rating from EcoVadis, we are among the top 35% of companies rated by EcoVadis in the last 12 months.

EcoVadis plants a tree for IDENTA as part of the One Tree Planted partnership!

Sustainable action

With almost 60 years of experience in the production of access media and numerous climate-friendly product developments, it is of utmost importance to the entire IDENTA team to act safely, efficiently and sustainably in every single step of the process.

Green electricity generation from renewable energies

Since the beginning of 2023, IDENTA has been producing green electricity from renewable energy sources with the help of several powerful photovoltaic systems on the roofs of our company buildings. We use this green electricity to cover most of our energy requirements for our production (depending on the weather). Our charging stations for the electric company vehicles are fed exclusively with green electricity from renewable energies

Energy efficiency

To increase the energy efficiency of the company’s heating system, IDENTA invested in several heat pumps and buffer storage in 2023.

The new machinery has a highly efficient heat recovery system and an intelligent energy-saving control and monitoring system. All systems contribute to energy-efficient production. In further steps, all other machines will be optimised in terms of consumption in order to reduce overall energy consumption.

Environmentally friendly card printing

We also attach great importance to environmental friendliness in the production of our products. Therefore, our HPIndigo digital printing machine, with which we produce the print sheets, is Green Leaf certified, i.e. high energy efficiency, CO²-neutral production of the machine and production waste is reduced (e.g. ink cartridge take-back).

Environmentally friendly shipping and logistics

Our sustainability approach is also applied to goods logistics. Therefore, all shipments that leave our company are transported to our customers with UPS Carbon neutral shipment. This means in detail that the carbon dioxide produced during transport is precisely determined by UPS and offset by actions and projects such as reforestation, climate protection projects and many more.

Again a bit more sustainable! By the way, we only use cardboard boxes made of recycled cardboard for the packaging of our goods shipments.


Recycling of packaging

As a member of “Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH, we are committed to the efficient recycling of packaging. In this process, old packaging is recycled.

Recycling of punching grids and old cards

IDENTA recycles the punching grids of the cards as well as old cards and returns them to the material cycle. Individual high-quality raw materials can thus be recycled and contribute to a positive ecological balance.

Compliance hotline

IDENTA has established a compliance hotline for business partners and employees. It is used for the proper reporting of unlawful conduct in the company or business environment that constitutes a criminal offence or is directed against the IDENTA company. This also includes reports of human rights violations, labour law violations and other corrupt acts.

If necessary, please contact the registration office below:

IDENTA is (according to HinSchG from 17.12.2023) part of the joint internal reporting office of WVIB e.V. (Wirtschaftsverband Industrieller Unternehmen Baden e.V.).

Accordingly, all employees and third parties who have dealings with IDENTA in the course of their professional activities can send information about misconduct or violations of the law in the company to the joint internal reporting office of wvib e.V. using the reporting channels provided for this purpose. Employees also include trainees, mini-jobbers, interns, temporary workers, agency workers, etc.

The reporting centre can be contacted as follows:

– eMail to hinweis@wvib.de
– telephone +49 (0)761 / 4567 – 444
– send a letter (to the following address: Wirtschaftsverband Industrieller Unternehmen Baden e.V., keyword: HINWEIS, Merzhauser Straße 118, 79100 Freiburg i.Br.)

You also have the option of using one of these reporting channels to express your wish to have a confidential one-to-one discussion with the wvib e.V. lawyer in charge of the reporting centre.

Further information, the FAQs and the data protection notice can be found at https://www.wvib.de/Pages/Hinweisgeberschutz.aspx.

Please note that the Reporting Centre can only consider information on violations that are related to your professional activity.

You are not obliged to provide the Reporting Centre with your name or other personal data. However, we would like to encourage you to provide your name and contact details so that the Reporting Centre can contact you if they have any questions about the matter. Likewise, you will only be able to receive feedback in accordance with § 17 II HinSchG if you provide your contact details.

The joint internal reporting centre of the WVIB e.V. will always treat your data as strictly confidential.

Please also note that wilful or grossly negligent false reports may result in you becoming liable to pay compensation to any injured party (see § 38 HinSchG). Furthermore, there may be consequences under labour law.

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