iHuman Inc. Issues First Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report


iHuman Inc., a leading provider of tech-powered, intellectual development products in China, today published its first environmental, social and governance (ESG) report, covering its ESG activities in 2022. The report provides comprehensive information on the Company’s ESG governance mechanisms and details its performance across a range of environmental and social indicators.

Dr. Peng Dai, Director and Chief Executive Officer of iHuman, commented, “At iHuman, our commitment to fostering the next generation extends beyond providing high-quality intellectual development tools – we also aspire to leave behind a cleaner planet and a more equitable society. This mission permeates in every aspect of our operations and has now been formalized in our comprehensive upgraded ESG governance structure. The publication of our first ESG report represents a significant milestone in our corporate history.”

Key highlights from the report include:

  • Safeguarding minors: iHuman’s app-based products protect children’s well-being through eye-protection functions, and include features such as daily usage time limits, session closure settings, late-night reminders, and parental verification requirements.
  • Product compliance and quality: all intellectual development content undergoes a rigorous vetting process to ensure it is safe, appropriate, wholesome, and aligned with children’s intellectual development needs. The Company focuses on creating highly interactive products that are edutaining, accessible, and cultivate children’s knowledge and curiosity.
  • Information security & data privacy: the Company has established robust management systems and incident response mechanisms to maintain cybersecurity and safeguard user data. All employees received training courses covering these topics and were required to take security awareness exams.
  • Climate action: iHuman completed an initial inventory of its greenhouse gas emissions throughout the entire operations, establishing a baseline for future emissions reduction efforts. The Company uses green materials in product design and encourages children to care for the Earth through its content.
  • Gender equality: more than 50% of iHuman’s workforce is female, and three out of the six members of the Company’s board of directors are female, including the Company’s chief financial officer. All product content undergoes scrutiny to prevent discrimination of any type.
  • Reducing inequality: iHuman strives to make its products cost-effective and accessible to as many families as possible, ensuring equal access to high-quality intellectual development tools for children. In 2022, iHuman contributed funds and resources to schools in remote regions such as Yunnan and Guizhou. The Company also launched an employee-led volunteer teaching program in these areas in collaboration with charitable organizations, helping children broaden their understanding of the world.

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