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SoFi first verified solution by GRI

Stuttgart, May 19th 2010 -- PE INTERNATIONAL announced today that its corporate sustainability solution SoFi is the first verified software by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Published 05-19-10

Submitted by thinkstep AG

The GRI program for certifying software and digital tools started in the beginning of 2010 and aims to ensure the correct usage of GRI content, such as the GRI Sustainability Reporting Framework. "GRI is pleased to confirm that SoFi contains precise GRI content," explains GRI's Director of Learning Services, Dr. Nelmara Arbex, "it is the first sustainability reporting tool which has fulfilled all the requirements of the GRI Certified Software and Tools Program."

The GRI framework is developed through a multi-stakeholder process involving participants from business, civil society, labor, and professional institutions. At the heart of the framework are the GRI (G3) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines that define economic, social and environmental performance indicators for organizations to report against. Robert Gabriel, Director of Corporate Sustainability at PE emphasizes the importance of verified and standardized GRI content: "Currently, the GRI framework is one of the leading standards for sustainability reporting and we have been incorporating the GRI Guidelines in our SoFi solution since they were first published in October of 2006."

PE supports the mission of GRI to standardize sustainability reporting and make sustainability information more reliable and transparent as a continuous sponsor of the GRI Conference since its inception in 2006 and as an active Organizational Stakeholder. At this year's Amsterdam Global Conference on Sustainability and Transparency, PE experts will be available at the PE INTERNATIONAL Market Place booth to speak about current corporate sustainability, product sustainability and sustainable supply chain topics.

About PE INTERNATIONAL
PE INTERNATIONAL is the international market leader in strategic consultancy, software solutions and extensive services in the field of sustainability. Serving market leaders around the world, PE has offices in Stuttgart, Vienna, Copenhagen, Manchester, Tokyo, Taipei, Perth, Bhilai, Boston, Wellington, Shanghai, Johannesburg, Istanbul and Kuala Lumpur. PE offers two leading software solutions, with GaBi for product sustainability and SoFi for corporate sustainability. Over 1,000 companies and institutes worldwide put their trust in PE's consultancy and software, including market and branch leaders such as Alcan, Allianz, Bayer, Daimler, Deutsche Post/DHL, Rockwool, Siemens, Toyota, ThyssenKrupp and Volkswagen.

PE website: www.pe-international.com

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