BOULDER, CO and STUTTGART, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2013) - PE INTERNATIONAL, a global sustainability software and services firm, today announced it is the first software company to receive certification of G4 content from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as part of the GRI Certified Software and Tools Program. Customized for the GRI, SoFi Reporting provides an out-of-the-box solution for companies looking to generate reports based on the GRI Sustainability Reporting Framework.
The certification, the first of its kind, verifies the accuracy of the G4 content and confirms that PE INTERNATIONAL provides a compelling platform for companies to report the most accurate and critical sustainability data. It also demonstrates PE INTERNATIONAL'S on-going commitment to making sustainability reporting, often considered an exceptional activity undertaken by a minority of leading companies, a standard practice.
"We are extremely pleased to have completed our first certification of G4 content with PE INTERNATIONAL'S software. They have been a long time Organizational Stakeholder and supporter of GRI. Increasing numbers of companies and reporting organizations are using software tools, which can significantly improve the efficiency and user-friendliness of data collection," said Elina Sviklina, manager of GRI Reporting Services.
"The Schindler Group uses SoFi software to gather, analyze and report data on social, economic and environmental performance. With the support of PE INTERNATIONAL, we now have a comprehensive platform across all our sites worldwide which allows us to streamline processes with more reliable data and on-time delivery. With the SoFi software, we are also able to report according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines," said Jean Goetz, corporate vice president, Safety & Sustainability, Schindler Group.
About GRI G4
Driving sustainability reporting by all organizations, the Global Reporting Initiative produces the GRI Sustainability Reporting Framework, a comprehensive Framework that provides the best and most up-to-date guidance for effective sustainability reporting. The GRI Certified Software and Tools is the program for certifying software and digital tools that contain any GRI copyright protected content. The aim of G4 is to help organizations prepare sustainability reports that matter, contain valuable information about the most critical sustainability-related issues, and make such sustainability reporting standard practice.
SoFi software enables companies to quickly aggregate, validate and analyze sustainability information for fast, accurate, sustainability reporting. It provides organizations with insight into all of their social and environmental expenditures making it easier to manage issues across the entire value chain. Analyst firm, Verdantix, in its recent Sustainability Management Software Green Quadrant, named SoFi a market leader lauding it for superior functionality to enhance and expedite reporting processes.
SoFi Reporting is the perfect solution for companies looking to report on specific indicators in accordance with the GRI and other organizations. For more complex requirements, PE INTERNATIONAL offers an easy migration path from SoFi Reporting to SoFi Enterprise.
"At PE INTERNATIONAL we are proud to offer the industry's first software certified for G4 content," said newly-appointed CEO, Christoph Wilfert. "It is in keeping with our commitment to providing market-leading solutions that enable our global customer base to succeed sustainably."
PE INTERNATIONAL has been a GRI Organizational Stakeholder (OS) since 2006. Organizational Stakeholders are at the heart of the global, multi-stakeholder network that constitutes GRI.
About The Global Reporting Initiative
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) drives sustainability reporting by all organizations. GRI produces a comprehensive Sustainability Reporting Framework that is widely used globally, to enable greater organizational transparency. The Framework, including the Reporting Guidelines, sets out the Principles and Indicators organizations can use to measure and report their economic, environmental, and social performance. GRI is committed to continuously improving and increasing the use of the Guidelines, which are freely available to the public.
About PE INTERNATIONAL
PE INTERNATIONAL is the global leader in integrated product and enterprise sustainability performance with proven software solutions, sustainability databases and unparalleled consulting expertise. With more than 20 years of experience and 20 offices around the globe, PE INTERNATIONAL works with 1,500 clients including companies such as Bayer, Hewlett-Packard, Interface, Mondelez, Siemens, Unilever and Volkswagen. For more information: www.pe-international.com