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Think Globally and Act Locally

Posted by E Ink on 2020-02-03

Our commitment to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is a promise to nullify all carbon emission from our global supply chain and manufacturing processes down to our individual team members (Inkers), empowering them to lead a sustainable lifestyle. The core of E Ink – our products, our mission, our existence – is grounded in sustainability. Our durable, flexible, low power digital paper displays combines innovation and sustainability.

sustainable development goals


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals designed to achieve a better and more sustainable future.

Worldwide consumption of paper has risen by 400 percent over the past 40 years, with 35 percent of harvested trees being used for paper manufacturing. Our mission at E Ink is to develop innovation that creates a sustainable world for future generations. Applications using our digital paper reduce the environmental impact of paper, minimize commercial logging and reduces carbon emissions. From supply chain to culture, E Ink is based on sustainability.

Beyond the global sustainable development goals for our technology, we are also committed to investing in our local communities and training future leaders. We have partnered with local civic groups, including the Woburn Council for Social Concern; The Billerica Boys & Girls Club; as well as the Middlesex 3 Coalition.

Recently, we hosted the Middlesex 3 Coalition and United Nations Global Compact at our Massachusetts headquarters, where we discussed ways to mobilize the global movement to promote sustainability across companies and communities. In addition to learning more about E Ink’s commitment to sustainability, attendees heard from Adam Gordon, engagement director for Global Compact Network USA, which serves more than 500 local members of the UNGC. Adam spoke about the mission of UNGC and its focus on empowering businesses to take shared responsibility for achieving a better world through collaboration and innovation.

Currently, we are one of only eight companies in the United States that is not only committed to the United Nations’ sustainable development goals and investing into our local communities but also training the future leaders to abide by these sustainability principles.

Topics: Digital Paper, Sustainability, UNGC

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