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PE INTERNATIONAL

October 07, 2014 12:00 ET

PE INTERNATIONAL Partners With the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) to Deliver the First Comprehensive Disclosure Capabilities for Publicly Traded Companies

SoFi Software Now One of the World's Most Accredited and Certified Solutions for Sustainability Reporting

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 7, 2014) - PE INTERNATIONAL, a leading, global sustainability software provider, today announced membership as a founding partner in the newly launched SASB Resource Platform. Additionally, its SoFi software is the first to be verified after an in-depth SASB review, and is one of two solutions that are licensed for delivery of SASB content. Now, companies can use SoFi to integrate SASB metrics and data into their disclosure reporting.

Working in concert with SASB, PE INTERNATIONAL will provide the ability to track a company's performance using SASB metrics, provide access to SASB disclosure guidance, and integrate note analysis. When companies use SoFi, auditors will be able to view SASB-specific data and assess its accuracy. Data tracking with SoFi software will also allow investors' visibility into metrics analysis and will allow them to use that data for their investment decisions.

"To facilitate corporate use of SASB standards in SEC filings in compliance with Regulation S-K, we need world-class standards as well as world-class technical resources for companies," says Dr. Jean Rogers, SASB CEO and founder. "We are proud to be partnering with PE INTERNATIONAL in order to advance the data and information tracking and disclosure for the non-financial market."

"We are extremely pleased to be one of the first partners in the newly launched SASB program," said James Fava, PhD, chief sustainability strategist for PE INTERNATIONAL. "Our partnership with SASB brings the full reporting power of SoFi to companies wanting to report to SASB and furthers our ongoing commitment to provide the most comprehensive sustainability reporting capabilities on the market."

SoFi Standards Support
SoFi is PE INTERNATIONAL's powerful software platform that allows companies to obtain financial-grade sustainability information and improve performance for their own operations, supply chain and products. It was the first software to receive certification of G4 content from the GRI and was the first solution accredited for carbon reporting by the CDP. It has been lauded by analyst firm, Verdantix, who named it a market leader for superior functionality to enhance and expedite sustainability reporting processes. It was also awarded 'The Top Product of the Year for 2014' by Environmental Leader. Some of the most recent SoFi implementations include: LG Electronics, Avaya, Brita, The Research Institute of Safety & Environment Technology of the China National Petroleum Company.

About SASB
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board™ (SASB)™ is an independent 501(c)3 organization that develops industry-specific standards for use in disclosing material sustainability information in mandatory filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP, and Mary Schapiro, former SEC chairman, serve as chair and vice chair of SASB's Board of Directors, and Dr. Jean Rogers serves as Founder and CEO. More than 1,890 individuals representing $21T assets under management and $9.5T market capital have participated in multi-stakeholder industry working groups informing standards development to date. For more information about SASB, visit www.sasb.org, or follow us on YouTube, Twitter or LinkedIn.

About PE INTERNATIONAL
PE INTERNATIONAL is the global leader in sustainability performance management. Clients include more than 1,500 companies, academic institutions, governments and associations such as BASF, Hewlett-Packard, Interface, Kraft Foods, Siemens, Unilever, Volkswagen, the Bank of England and the European Commission. For more information please visit www.pe-international.com

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