SOFEA (Sustainable Office European Association aisbl) is a non-for-profit European association that counts 24 members, represented by manufacturers and resellers active in the office supply industry.
In collaboration with the office supply industry, SOFEA has built a common online assessment tool that implies a fair product evaluation of office products in a neutral and transparent manner.
SOFEAs mission is to encourage sustainability in the European industry for office supplies. To inspire manufacturers to continuously improve their products and to motivate resellers to communicate about the importance of sustainability.
The SOFEA platform enables resellers and manufacturers to fill out a simple online questionnaire with specific requirements on product, manufacturer and corporate level. The outcome of the questionnaire is an A-to-E rating for each product (group), where A stands for a highly innovative product and an E stands for a product meeting the SOFEA basic requirements.
The platform makes the product data more transparent and end-users are able to make well-considered and sustainable purchasing decisions.