FEPA Reaches a Milestone with its Sustainability Program

SEAM Sustainable Certified Production Process

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SEAM Program Receives EU Certification Trade Mark from EUIPO

7 July 2021 (Paris, France) – FEPA, the Federation of European Producers of Abrasives founded in 1955, has received the EU certification trademark for its SEAM (Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers) program from the European Intellectual Property Office. Companies, members of FEPA, approved in the program can place the SEAM logo on the packaging, which will now certify that their product used a sustainable manufacturing process.

“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 is a positive reinforcement of the industry’s green commitment and is an encouragement for companies to become more sustainable.”

Indeed, the SEAM 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.


Anne Hagen / a.hagen@fepa-abrasives.org / Tel: +33 6 08 95 77 32




About SEAM:

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.

About FEPA:

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.

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