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SOFEA “Sustainable O/ce European Association” is a European association driven by the o/ce supply industry: resellers and manufacturers aiming for the establishment of a European unique and common tool for the measurement of environmental performance of o/ce supply products. Today we have 26 members and a Scientific CommiFee supporting our goals. We are working towards an online environmental product assessment, based on 38 indicators and split into product, manufacturing site and company levels. Data will be validated by a certified, independent third party and products ratings will be made available for end-users, manufacturers and resellers. Finished in 2016 Methodology √ Working Groups √ Scorecard √ System & Validation √ Test results √ Planning for 2017 finalization of all finalization rating proposals Paperworld preparatory work Q2 Q3 Q1 system goes live together with trade Q4 For more info, visit us at www.sofea.eu Our Mission “To create a simple EU industry-wide rating system to encourage innovative, eco-eDcient, and responsible oDce products by taking into account of customer requirements, existing standards, labels, and European methods and which is accessible and credible to end-users, manufacturers, and distributors.” Our Goals - Help the consumer making a more informed decision regarding sustainability when selecting oDce products. - Support and encourage manufacturers to improve the sustainability profile of their products. - Increase eDciency across the industry regarding sustainability data collection and processing Our Vision SOFEA has the ambition to become the leading organisation for sustainability for oDce supplies in the EU. It’s our goal to develop and continuously improve an scientifically approved assessment tool – acknowledged by the European Commission – for all manufacturers and resellers in the line of business of oDce supplies Outlook The Sofea Rating system A B C D E F The SOFEA rating system is still under preparation. A B C D E


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