The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership celebrates a successful first year! With nine certified printers to date, and more than 50 SGP applicants in the program (and more companies in the process), the SGP Partnership is looking excitedly to their second year. According to Marcia Kinter, Board Chairman, "We are pleased with the progress of the SGP program, especially in light of these economic times." "We have had an exciting first year, and see many more opportunities for growth and improvement in the years to come," states Karen Gross, Executive Director of the SGP Partnership.
In addition to successfully launching the on-line application process in August 2008 and streamlining the application process, an 18 member Board of Directors was identified and seated, with the first official board meeting held in March 2009.
In our first year, we have grown our Patron Program as well. We have a number of Patrons involved in the program, including HP as a Platinum Patron. Other patrons include Durst, Dupont, BCM Inks, Environmental Inks & Coatings, Explorer Pressroom Solutions, Flint Group, INX International Ink Co., MacDermid, Mohawk Fine Papers, Pace Industries, Reliable Paper Recycling and Xcel Products. Through the generous support of philanthropic companies like these companies, the SGP Partnership is able to keep fees low for printers to participate in the program.
The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership is a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging and promoting participation in the worldwide movement to reduce the environmental impact and increase the social responsibility of the print and graphic communication industry through sustainable green printing practices. For more information about the SGP Partnership, the SGP Patron program, or the SGP Printer certification process, visit www.sgppartnership.org or contact Karen Gross, executive director at [email protected]