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Flexo Sustainable : Fall 2012
SGP Launches ‘Take Action’ Campaign Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), a non- profit organization providing sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry, announced the launch of its new outreach campaign, “Take Action.” T he campaign will encourage members of the graphic communications industry — printers, print buyers, suppliers, and others — to take action by getting involved with SGP and reaping the benefits of certification and sustainability. The “Take Action” campaign has several goals to achieve by early 2013. These include: 1. Raising the number of SGP Certified applicants 2. Expanding the number of print buyers that preference SGP Certified printers 3. Increasing the number of suppliers that sponsor SGP 4. Significantly boosting the number of organizations and individuals on SGP’s mailing list. SGP certification helps compa- nies become good stewards for the environment, at the same time that it significantly improves a business’s value and its bottom line, according to Heidi Thompson, SGP’s Take Action campaign leader. Print Facilities can demonstrate their commitment to sustainability by becoming SGP certified. SGP’s pub- licly vetted set of criteria and third- party certification provides a strong return on investment by identifying operational improvements and waste reductions. SGP certification also helps print facilities to meet the ever- growing supply chain requirements. Suppliers can show their support for environmental responsibility by becoming a Platinum, Gold, or Silver Patron of SGP. By becoming an SGP Patron, suppliers support SGP’s mission of encouraging and promot- ing participation in the movement to increase the social responsibility of the graphic communications supply network through sustain- able green practices. “ SGP certification allows credibility and continuous edu- cation for VMS to do business better,” explains Dolf Kahle, chief executive officer, Visual Marketing Systems. “ Being a member of the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership, can open new doors to solutions for VMS, and provide economi- cal, social and environmental improvements, to us and our customers.” Print buyers can recommend and develop a formal pro- curement policy that preferences SGP certified print facili- ties. SGP certified print facilities make sustainability claims for printed products credible and transparent. For more information about the “Take Action” campaign or how to take action, contact Heidi Thompson at comm@ sgppartnership.org or 732-892-5445. 4 FLEXO december 2011 www.flexography.org April 28–MAy 1 | MArriott MArquis & MArinA | sAn Diego, CA Are you Going to “The FTA” This Year? www.flexography.org pA rti CipAtionAwArDsnetwork ing e DuCAtionACColADesbusiness