European Abrasive Companies & Its Supply Chain Can Now Certify their Manufacturing Process as Sustainable
7 July 2021 (Paris, France) – Companies, members of SEAM, a sustainability program managed by FEPA, the Federation of European Producers of Abrasives founded in 1955, can now certify that their products are manufactured using a sustainable production process by putting the SEAM logo on their packaging.
“The European abrasive industry made a conscious decision by launching SEAM in 2020 that it was taking a difficult but visionary step towards achieving sustainable goals,” stated Stefan Sjöberg, President of FEPA. “The EU certification trade mark delivered by the European Union Intellectual Property Office comes to confirm the supervised sustainable quality of the manufacturers’ production process thanks to the SEAM Program.”
Indeed, the program guides member companies to continuously improve on production methods by focusing their effort on specific targets falling under the three pillars of sustainability: environment, labor, economy. Members of the SEAM program have chosen sustainable targets in 2020 and are now working on improving their performance with a status report to be published in October.
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The Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers (SEAM) commit to continually improve their environmental, labor and production processes.
The SEAM program guarantees that SEAM members, all from within the abrasive supply value chain, manufacture, process, supply, distribute abrasives according to the sustainability standards with regards to environmental efficiency (waste, energy, resource), health and safety quality and innovative production processes.
FEPA, the Federation of European Producers of Abrasives, is an association representing over 80% of the European producers of abrasive products, including SMEs and international companies, as well as the abrasives National Associations and their members. FEPA members cover 90% of abrasives European production, exporting 35% of it in the world.
FEPA’s main mission is to represent the European abrasive industry by promoting abrasives manufactured in Europe, informing members on the evolution of the regulatory framework worldwide, supporting producers with a range of technical, legal and scientific services, and anticipating future challenges in the abrasives sector.
Abrasives are essential components weaved into numerous industries such as construction, automobile, aeronautics, environment, optical activities, glass, electronics, and the DIY market.