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SGP supports a more sustainable future

SGP advancements in 2021 with patron and certified facilities

SGP Partnership, the leading authority in sustainable printing facility certifications, announced today that 2021 was a pivotal year for sustainability in the printing industry with many new SGP certified facilities, renewed certifications and companies becoming part of the SGP Community.

The SGP sustainability certification is the core of the all-volunteer non-profit's work. Facilities must meet the rigorous certification requirements and comprehensive facility audit evaluating the three areas of sustainability – people, planet and profit. They utilize the highly acclaimed cloud-based SGP Impact Tracker to report and monitor progress on all sustainability metrics from carbon footprint to illness & injuries. As of January 1, 2022, SGP sustainability certification is open for print industry supplier facilities.

Facilities that were newly certified in 2021 included:

Fortis Solutions Group, Merced, CA
Meyers, Minneapolis, MN
Polaris Direct, Hooksett, NH
Shutterfly, Plano, TX
Shutterfly, Shakopee, MN
Shutterfly, Tempe, AZ
Smyth Companies, Minneapolis, MN

The following facilities were re-certified included:

Bay Tech Label, St. Petersburg, FL
Bolger, Minneapolis, MN
Brant In Store, Brantford, ON, Canada
DPRINT, Lakeland, FL
Emmerson Packaging, Amherst, NS, Canada
Forge Graphic Works, Portland, OR
Image Options, Foothill Ranch, CA
Imtech Graphics, Carlstadt, NJ
Infinity Images, Portland, OR
Shawmut Communications Group, Peabody, MA
Specialty, East Windsor, CT
Taylor Visual Impressions, Beaverton, OR
Tweddle Group, Clinton Township, MI
US Government Publishing Office, Washington, DC
Walmart Print Solutions, Bentonville, AR
Yunker Industries, Inc., Elkhorn, WI

"In addition to certifications and re-certifications, by the end of 2021 there were more than 50 facilities starting the certification process, including our first supplier facility," said Doreen Monteleone, SGP Treasurer and Flexographic Technical Association representative. “Our entire SGP Community of printers, suppliers, print buyers and supporters is well engaged. With our rigorous printer certification for sustainability, together we continue to elevate sustainability best practices in the printing industry.”

SGP thanks its patrons that help to support the organization not only financially, but by providing expertise. New SGP Patrons joining the SGP Community in 2021 were:

Platinum Level
tesa tape North America
Gold Level
Nvent Marketing
New Leaf Paper

Patrons that generously renewed their support included:

Platinum Level
Gold Level
Laird Plastics
Monadnock Paper Mills
Piedmont Plastics
Sun Chemical
Silver Level
Explorer Pressroom Solutions
INX International
Primex Plastics
Yupo Corporation of America

Joining the growing list of SGP Resource Partners that help support sustainable printing and SGP in 2021 were:

Consortium for Waste Circularity
Printing Industries of Southern California
Printing Industries of New England
Printing Industry of the Carolinas

"The interest in being part of the SGP Community- certified, patron, brand leader and resource partner grows each year and continues to make us a stronger organization. As retailers and consumers demand sustainable supply chains, SGP provides independent validation of sustainability metrics via our facility certification," said Monteleone. "The increased engagement reflects all our commitments to creating a more sustainable future."



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