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Flexo Sustainable : Winter 2009
Photo by Christian r. Bonawandt Setting Sustainability Goals & Objectives A Guide to SGP Certification By Doreen M. Monteleone, Ph.D. T o be certified as a SGP Printer, the Sustainable Green Printing PartnershipSM requires a facility to set annual sustainability goals. Each must be supported by objectives and fall in one of three areas—product, process or envelope. The product involves the materials used to create the printed goods, such as ink, paper, or adhesives. The process refers to the methods and manner of manufacturing. The envelope includes the building, energy consumption, employees, and other supporting activities, such as solid waste removal and transportation. All of these elements are important when defining the overall sustainability of a facility. In many situations, the terms goals and objectives are used interchangeably. However, the SGP Partnership defines each differently. Goals are general and continuing. They are long-term aims that state the intended result important to the organization’s success. Objectives are specific, quantifiable, achievable targets that measure the accomplishments toward goals over a specific period of time. 8 Sustainable FLEXO Winter 2009 if the objective is too far in the future, it will be difficult to keep motivated and to strive to attain it. Objectives need to be achievable to keep a company motivated. www. f le xomag.com
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