Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), a non-profit organization providing sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry, has launched a new search feature on its website that makes it easier for print buyers and specifiers to locate SGP-Certified print facilities. Visitors can now search up to 14 categories of printing processes, including bindery and finishing and gravure, web, and screen printing, and more. The search results show the products that are produced in the Certified facility, as well as the printing processes used. In the coming months, more enhancements will be added to SGP's website as part of the organisation's ongoing goal of connecting print buyers with facilities that employ best practices in sustainability.
"SGP is the only Certification programme in North America to meet the print industry's sustainability expectations," comments Marci Kinter, chairperson, Sustainable Green Printing Partnership. "The new search feature is just one of the steps we're taking to make it as easy as possible for print buyers to partner with the Certified print community."
SGP's independently audited Certification program is receiving growing support from print buyers, including adidas and other retail brands. SGP Certification gives print buyers confidence that the printer in their supply chain is operating sustainably and transferring the smallest possible footprint to their printed product. In addition to offering verification of printers' sustainable operations, it also ensures adherence to continuous sustainability improvements.