Commitment to Sustainability

We are committed to the triple bottom line of Economic, Environmental and Social (EES) sustainability throughout the Group. By aligning our sustainability initiatives with our business plans, and embedding our core values of Passion, Assertion, Genuineness, Innovation and Compassion into our daily working lives, we hope to create a positive and far-reaching impact locally and globally.

As inventor of the world’s first ePassport and multi-applications eID, IRIS products have enriched millions of lives globally. Ensuring these products are sustainable in the way they are made and used, and create maximum value for all our stakeholders, are important to us.

In IRIS, we are constantly working to reduce the environmental impact of our operations by reducing our carbon footprint so that our precious environment is conserved and protected for present and future generations. The Group is committed to green growth across our operations with the usage of eco-friendly packaging, printing of communication materials on eco-friendly paper, recycling our PCs and laptops and increasing energy efficiency in the office. We also lower our emissions by reducing business travel mainly through promoting IT communication solutions such as video-conferencing.

In Trusted Identification, our customers trust IRIS to manage the confidentiality and privacy of huge amounts of data every day. Our IT and software experts implement various security measures to boosts our resilience against the threat from cyber-attacks. In addition, we have created a robust crisis management and business continuity response plans to ensure resilience in the face of unforeseen events.

IRIS Group believes in giving back to the communities in which we do business. We do this through a number of programmes to engage various segments including donating clothes and food to disadvantaged communities and our partnership with SOLS TECH, PIKOM and Incitement on a Tech Recycling Project in Malaysia. SOLS TECH refurbished used computers contributed by IRIS before donating them to underprivileged communities to improve their lives by making technology accessible to them.

We have also successfully transformed rural spaces in Malaysia into pockets of sustainable communities through the Rimbunan Kaseh and Sentuhan Kasih projects. This initiative has lifted many impoverished families out of abject poverty giving them hope and a better quality of life.

As an active member of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Malaysia (BCSDM), IRIS proactively collaborates with BCSDM on various initiatives to promote sustainability. The Group is committed to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies and to incorporate United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as part of IRIS’ business strategies. The SDG accelerates expectations for the private sector to join the international community to collectively end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all by 2030.