Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP)
The mission of the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership is to encourage and promote participation in the worldwide movement to reduce environmental impact and increase social responsibility of the graphic communications industry through sustainable green practices.
The graphic communication industry is an important part of the world’s manufacturing community. Print plays a vital role in communication, education, and daily existence. The graphic communication industry has historically understood its effect on the natural world and accepts responsibility to continue efforts to reduce its overall environmental impact.
The SGP Partnership recognizes the following sustainable business practices as guiding principles to ensure continued viability and growth:
- Employ, wherever and whenever possible, materials derived from renewable resources or with low environmental impact, maximizing recycling and recovery efforts with efficient utilization of renewable energy.
- Encourage the adoption of changes within the supply chain by strongly recommending the use of raw materials that do not threaten or harm future generations.
- Educate the customer and ultimate consumer regarding the benefits of a restorative economy.
Companies can be listed as an SGP Certified Facility by meeting a set of criteria to establish performance standards. The list of certified SGP Certified Facilities is available to the print buying community so that they can easily identify and contact the certified graphic communication facilities within their area.
For more information: https://www.sgppartnership.org
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Lean Manufacturing in the Printing Industry
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