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SGP Participates in the Green Sports Alliance Summit "Playing Greener" in Atlanta

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Press release from the issuing company

SGP joins the discussion as a Community Partner at the annual conference

Sayville, N.Y. – The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications for print manufacturers, announced its participation in the Green Sports Alliance Summit, June 26-27, 2018 in Atlanta, GA. The Green Sports Alliance Summit is a key meeting for the sports industry focused on sustainability through sharing best practices, workshops and seminars.

"I am looking forward to great discussions with the Green Sports Alliance and its 193 sports teams committed to sustainable practices. With venues using a tremendous amount of print including outdoor signage and arena graphics, the Summit helps align the sustainability goals of these teams with SGP as the leading independent, full facility certification for printers committed to a more sustainable future," said Jodi Sawyer, chair of SGP board and market development manager at FLEXcon. "As a key supplier of all types of printed materials, the sport industry can trust SGP certified printers to deliver print with the best possible sustainable profile."

The Green Sports Alliance leverages the influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities. The Alliance was conceived and founded by the Seattle Seahawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Sounders FC, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Storm, Key Arena, Vancouver Canucks and the Natural Resources Defense Council with support from Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Green Building Services, and Milepost Consulting. The Alliance's primary goal is to educate, encourage and inspire action across the sports industry through seven key areas: Energy, food, procurement, transportation, venue, waste and water.

For print operations to achieve SGP certification, each facility must implement and operate a robust Sustainability Management System (SMS) based on the publicly-vetted SGP Certification Criteria. The SMS elements include developing an annual continuous improvement project; conducting bi-annual environmental, safety, health and energy audits; implementing mandatory best practices; and reporting data elements by using the SGP on-line dashboard, the SGP Impact Tracker.

To learn more about how your printing operation can take the next step in corporate responsibility with SGP certification, visit www.sgppartnership.org

 

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