OVERVIEW

IPI gathers companies that share a same approach, articulated around :

  • A vision

    Build a holistic and transformative business that aims at balancing the company with its ecosystem.

  • Insetting programs

    Environmental programs implemented within companies’ direct sphere of influence (core business and supply chains) so as to generate multiple positive sustainable impacts on climate mitigation and adaptation, soils, water, biodiversity, local communities...

  • A rigorous methodology

    A strict and verifiable methodology to identify priorities, quantify impacts, monitor projects and report regularly.

  • Transparency and information sharing

    Common database and programs’ impacts registered in a registry through the blockchain technology. The IPI Standard measures the level of conformity of members with this approach.

DEFINITION

Insetting represents the actions taken by an organization to fight climate change within its own value chain in a manner which generates multiple positive sustainable impacts.”

INSETTING SCOPE

EXAMPLES OF POLICY, PROGRAM AND PROJECTS

Company L'Oreal Chanel Accor Kering Nespresso
Policy Sharing Beauty with All SEP Corporate Planet21 / Acting Here Beyond our limits The Positive Cup
Program Carbon Balanced SEP Supply Chains Plant for the Planet E P&L Agroforestry Insetting Scope
Projects CB Projects Insetting projects Planting projects Internal Projects Agroforestry projects

The Sustainability policy is generally defined as the global Sustainability or CSR Strategy and Management System of the company. It can be considered as the global Insetting vision and strategy to ultimately Inset the full scope of activities of the company. But it is mostly outside of the Insetting scope in terms of activities, except for the general Management activities that are common to all programs (like materiality analysis, general monitoring and reporting tools..).

The Insetting program is generally defined as the group of projects targeting more specifically Insetting activities within supply chains or sphere of influence of the company, via one main method and targeted impact factors, in priority the material ones. All projects can be grouped under one program or several projects under several programs.

The Insetting projects are the various operational activities engaged in the field (like in supply chains / sphere of influence of the company) to generate the impacts. Each operational groups of activities gathered at regional or national level, form a project. Company and developers can organize number of projects as best suited given local conditions.

Dynamics: The program develops always more projects, with more diversified impacts and more significant financial resources, monitored to progressively cover all stakes of the company’s policy.

Insetting Scope

The minimum scope of Insetting is to have at least one program and one project in place to manage the climate footprint (evaluation and mitigation) and generate co-benefits (water, soil,..) with integrated projects.

Corporates can decide to include the whole scope of their Sustainability Policy into their Insetting Program, hence placing Insetting at the core of their CSR vision, engagements and management system, but this is not a requirement. It depends on materiality analysis, articulation with other Sustainability Engagements and Corporate strategic choice.

The impacts of the Insetting program progressively expand in terms of scope and reach, to ultimately fully cover all stakes of the Sustainability Policy of the company.

ECOSYSTEM BALANCE

Insetting is a vision shared by a growing number of organizations in the World, on how companies can balance the relationship with the Ecosystem they depend upon, by engaging in transformative integrated and integral socio-economic and environmental projects. Both to secure their development and participate to a more sustainable World.

IPI is a journey, shared by these visionary organizations, willing to engage in the transformation of business activities via integrated holistic programs and projects developed within their own sphere of Influence.

Insetting’s ultimate goal is to “offset internally” all Sustainability Stakes of Corporates to balance Human activities with our Global Ecosystem.

METHOD

The method for Insetting is progressive and open, starting with the evaluation, reduction and insetting of the GHG footprint of the organization (most common tool). And then progressively integrating all other impact factors of company activities such as : adaptation to climate change, soil, water, biodiversity, resources & energy, socio-economic development, as well corporate impacts and societal change.

Evaluating, reducing and compensating progressively all these stakes internally, generating multiple positive impacts and targeting integral net positive impact on all criteria, as ultimate goal. To fully balance the company with its ecosystem.

BENEFITS

Company

Transform risks into opportunities (sourcing, image, differentiation, etc)

Consumers

  • Ethical values : solidarity, protection of the environment
  • Quality and quantity of sustainable products

Employees

  • Pride of belonging to a responsible company
  • Employee satisfaction

Investors

  • Reinforcement of brand equity
  • Legitimacy on financial markets
    (e.g. DJSI)

Planet

  • Biodiversity preservation
  • Water preservation
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Soil regeneration

Farmers

  • Diversification and increase of incomes
  • Secured resources
  • Pride of contributing to planet preservation and sustainable agriculture