Buckman Selects SoFi Software by thinkstep AG to Streamline Sustainability Reporting and Performance Management

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Global Specialty Chemical Company Chooses Solution to Improve Sustainability Performance

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thinkstep AG brings combined sustainability services and software expertise to the table which offered a rapid and effective deployment of the SoFi Enterprise Sustainability Performance solution.

thinkstep AG announced today that Buckman, a privately held, global specialty chemical company, has selected SoFi, the Enterprise Sustainability Performance solution by thinkstep AG, to deliver improved sustainability data management, provide access to performance analysis tools, forecasting, benchmarking and content, and streamline their GRI reporting process.

Buckman, who works with worldwide customers in pulp and paper, leather and water treatment, has made a significant and long-term commitment to sustainable development. After reviewing and assessing potential solutions that would meet the company’s numerous sustainability requirements, Buckman selected SoFi for its intuitive data management capabilities, sustainability benchmarks and best practice databases, and GRI-verified reporting.

SoFi is thinkstep AG’s powerful software platform for companies to obtain financial-grade sustainability information and manage sustainability performance for their own operations, their supply chain and their products. Buckman is using SoFi to track sustainability key performance indicators and produce its annual sustainability report according to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, streamlining the cumbersome and often time-consuming data collection process.

In commenting on the selection of SoFi for their sustainability needs, Barry Enix, Corporate Safety Director at Buckman said, “thinkstep AG brings combined sustainability services and software expertise to the table which offered a rapid and effective deployment of the SoFi Enterprise Sustainability Performance solution. The result for Buckman is that we now have a web based platform that centralizes our data collection, automates calculations of our carbon and energy footprint, delivers point-and-click sustainability reporting, reduces data errors, and incorporates embedded templates for GRI reporting. All of this translates into greater operational efficiency and reduced risk for the organization.”

“thinkstep AG has a long history of providing sustainability solutions to the chemical industry, including firms such as Dow Chemical, DuPont and BASF,” according to Dr. John Heckman, Managing Director of thinkstep AG, North America. “Buckman is a great example of a global company committed to a sustainable future and always looking for ways to improve sustainability performance through state-of-the-art strategies, processes and tools.”

About thinkstep AG

thinkstep AG is the global leader in integrated product and enterprise sustainability performance with market leading software solutions, the world’s best sustainability databases and unparalleled consulting expertise. With over 20 years of experience and 20 offices around the globe, thinkstep AG enables clients to understand sustainability, improve their performance and succeed in a marketplace that cares about environmental, social and financial business outcomes. thinkstep AG is working with 1,500 clients including some of the world's most respected brands to develop the strategies, management systems, tools and processes needed to achieve leadership in sustainability. For more information: http://www.thinkstep.com

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