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SGP Partnership announces twelfth certified SGP Printer

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Loveland, Ohio -The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership welcomes the addition of Minuteman Press, Lawrence KS as the twelfth printer to become a certified SGP Printer.

Since opening the certification program just over a year ago, the SGP Partnership has received a steady flow of applications from facilities wanting to be recognized for their sustainability efforts. In addition to the 12 certified SGP Printers, there are more than 50 SGP Applicants working through the certification process.

Minuteman Press of Lawrence, KS staff has over 150 years of combined graphic arts experience and has been recognized for excellence, quality, ethics, giving and volunteering in their community. Their journey to become a SGP Printer is an example of the dedication the staff has to each other, their customers, their community and their environment. Along with being a certified SGP Printer, the facility is also a small business, certified by the State of Kansas as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). A true business-to-business printer that handles everything from basic stationery,
forms and newsletters, to on-demand color printing. Minuteman Press helps companies develop effective marketing programs using variable data printing, list management and standard mail.

Printing facilities located in the United States and Canada are eligible to apply for certification with the SGP Partnership. A complete listing of certified SGP Printers (and SGP Applicants) is available at www.sgppartnership.org to provide easy identification of printers on their
sustainability journey.

The SGP Printer is fully verified as being in conformance with established program criteria. These criteria encompass a holistic approach to sustainability, going beyond consumables and their environmental impact. SGP Printers must meet all applicable environmental, health and safety requirements and commitments, along with specific requirements relating to the establishment of a sustainability team; the implementation of a sustainability management system (SMS); the use of SGP program metrics; taking specific steps to reduce the facility's environmental footprint; implementing pollution prevention activities; and committing to fundamental social and ethical norms. Additionally, SGP Printer status includes annual reporting and a biennial certification audit requirement. Certified printers are assigned a certification number and logo for use on their printed products to indicate it was "Printed by a SGP Printer."

Minuteman Press, Lawrence KS joins a growing group of printers who are certified SGP Printers and includes: Fineline Printing Group, Indianapolis, IN; Pictura Graphics, Minneapolis, MN; Pratt Corporation, Indianapolis, IN; The John Roberts Company, Minneapolis, MN; Monroe Litho, Rochester NY; Derby City Litho, Louisville, KY; Meisel, Carrollton, TX; Portland Color, Portand, ME; Global Packaging, Oaks, PA; C&H Packaging, Merrill WI; and Consolidated Printing, Chicago IL.

 

 

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