We at IST want to create the best opportunities for everyone to learn more.

That’s our vision and why it’s so important for us to help make the world a better place to live and learn.

One way for us to achieve this is to make sure sustainability is integrated into our everyday business decisions.

At IST, we have mapped our core products to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to make sure our products help create a more sustainable world, today and in the future.

What are the SDGs?

The Sustainable Development Goals are a set of universal, inclusive, integrated and transformative objectives, aiming to create a common language for a sustainable future.

In 2015, all UN member states adopted this agenda, and these 17 goals work as a blueprint to create a peaceful and prosperous world by 2030.

To help reach this goal, municipalities, companies and even schools have aligned themselves with this shared agenda – and of course, we want to do what we can to help out in the areas we can!

Our contribution

Our products contribute to a total of eight SDGs and eleven specific SDG Targets.

By clearly displaying how our products have a positive impact on people and the planet, through the SDGs, we hope that we even more effectively can help our customers reach their goals by using our solutions.

To be able to assure our customers that they are using a digital learning environment that is sustainable through our solutions, we at IST will continue to review the way we conduct our business and analyze how our products can continue to contribute towards making the world a better place.

For more information about how IST work with sustainability, visit our Sustainability Page.

List of the specific targets we are currently working towards: 

Goal 4: Quality Education

4.5: Eliminate all discrimination in education

  • IST Administration provides an overview of school trends that can show student and gender distribution over time to enable equal learning opportunities for all.

4A: Build and upgrade inclusive and safe schools

  • The tools included in IST Administration, IST Learn, IST Schedule and IST Forms strengthen the capacity of the digital infrastructure within schools.
  • SchoolID and EduCloud provide secure access to controlled data management within the digital ecosystems of schools.

Goal 5: Gender Equality

5B: Promote empowerment of women through technology

  • IST Administration provides an overview of school trends that show student and gender distribution over time to enable equal learning opportunities for all students.

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

8.4: Improve resource efficiency in consumption and production

  • IST Learn, IST Administration, IST Forms and IST Schedule reduce the material footprint of its users through cloud-based solutions that run on renewable energy. In addition:
  • IST Learn optimizes the use of resources for lesson planning and assessments through integrated tools.
  • IST Administration optimizes the use of resources for school administration.
  • IST Forms replaces paper with digital forms and also optimizes the use of resources for handling consent forms for administrators and parents.
  • IST Schedule optimizes the use of resources for scheduling.

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

9.C: Universal access to information and communications technology

  • IST Administation, IST Learn, IST Schedule, IST Forms, SchoolID, and EduCloud all offer integrated digital accessibility features that enable access to school-related systems and services for diverse users, no matter if you have a disability or not.

Goal 10: Reduce Inequalities

10.3: Ensure equal opportunities and end discrimination

  • IST Administration provides the tools to safely handle the data of protected persons, while ensuring equal access to online school services and systems. ​

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

12.2: Sustainable management and use of natural resources

  • EduCloud reduces the material footprint of its users. With our data center provider running on 100% renewable energy, the second data hosted by EduCloud has a minimal impact on the environment.
  • IST Forms, IST Administation, IST Learn and IST Schedule reduce the material footprint of its users through cloud-based solutions that run on renewable energy. In addition:
  • IST Forms optimizes the use of resources for handling consent forms for administrators and parents.
  • IST Administration optimizes the use of resources for school administration.
  • IST Learn optimizes the use of resources for lesson planning and assessments through integrated tools.
  • IST Schedule optimizes the use of resources for scheduling.

Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

16.2: Protect children from abuse, exploitation, trafficking and violence

  • IST Administration provides the tools to safely handle the data of protected persons, while ensuring the same access to online school services and systems.

16.6: Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions

  • IST Learn provides tools to ensure lesson plans and assessments live up to the requirement of the Ministry of Education’s curriculum for primary and secondary education.
  • IST Schedule optimizes the allocation of school resources including classroom space, teaching staff and time when scheduling the school year.
  • IST Forms ensures secure and controlled distribution of digital forms in accordance with GDPR.
  • EduCloud promotes effective and transparent educational institutions through secure information sharing and access to reliable school data.

16.7: Ensure responsive, inclusive and representative decision-making

  • IST Administration supports evidence-based decision-making in schools and municipalities​.

Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

17.18: Enhance availability of reliable data

  • IST Administration helps schools report required school-related data to national statistics.
  • EduCloud promotes effective and transparent educational institutions through secure information sharing and access to reliable school data