PE INTERNATIONAL is to provide a sustainability reporting system featuring its class leading SoFi software to EAC. This will be used by 70 data collectors to enable EAC to document sustainability in a project that will be a cornerstone in bringing its UN Global Compact commitment forward.
EAC consists of two strategic businesses: EAC Foods (Plumrose), which operates in Venezuela and is the country’s largest player within the processed meat sector, and EAC Moving & Relocation Services, which through its Santa Fe, Interdean and WridgWays brands is a leading provider of moving, value-added relocation and records management services to corporate and individual clients in 50 countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.
The Group turned to PE INTERNATIONAL for a software system to report on all three CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) issues: People, Planet and Profit. Now EAC will document sustainability by reporting on 20-30 indicators for each of its businesses using SoFi Software. "This would be a huge data exercise to carry out without a specialist software tool," said Jan Barsballe, Group Vice President of Business Development at EAC.
SoFi is PE INTERNATIONAL’s tool that allows organisations such as EAC to organise and access environmental footprint and sustainability data from their global operations in one central database. By implementing SoFi to EAC’s specifications PE INTERNATIONAL can increase the efficiency of data collection, monitoring and analysis significantly and enable the company to quickly respond to inquiries with audit-proof data.
"Consultants in the business advised me that PE INTERNATIONAL’s state-of-the-art software can accommodate any calculations or analysis we may want to do and the great advantage of SoFi is that it gives us the ability to create a continuously growing database." Ultimately this will allow EAC to incorporate carbon emission calculation figures, which are being calculated as a separate project as part of its broader CSR commitment under the UN Global Compact, which the company has signed up to.
PE INTERNATIONAL’s sustainability reporting system will be a cornerstone in bringing that commitment forward. Jan Barsballe commented: "To clearly demonstrate that you are doing what you are claiming requires a system like the one we have from PE INTERNATIONAL. It is also an important driver of awareness internally to help keep the CSR project running. PE has demonstrated an excellent understanding of our needs and together we have developed an extremely positive working relationship."
Paul McNeillis, Director, Sustainability Solutions at PE INTERNATIONAL, said: "As part of the engagement process we work closely with our customers to understand their needs and provide market leading software and consulting solutions that are tailored to help them achieve their sustainability goals."