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Unisource recognizes SGP Certification in respect Printers' Program

Press release from the issuing company

Loveland, OH - The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) and
Unisource Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading distributors of paper, packaging and facility supplies in North America, have announced a collaboration agreement that includes recognizing SGP-certified printers in Unisource's popular respect program.

The Unisource respect Printers' program identifies sustainable-based printers that exclusively use papers that are renewable, recycled and maintain reforestation attributes (FSC, SFI and/or PEFC Chain-of-Custody certification). As part of this collaboration, Unisource will now list SGP certified printers on the unisourcegreenfinder, an online portal used by corporate specifiers, designers and end-users to search for green certified printers.

"Unisource's partnership with SGP represents a shared commitment to corporate social responsibility," said Ed Farley, senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications for Unisource. "SGP's program goes beyond environmental considerations by including corporate citizenship considerations in its process, and we are proud to announce that its certification will be recognized by Unisource's respect Printers' Program."

"This partnership enables both organizations to further our shared cause of promoting green, sustainable business practices," comments Marci Kinter, SGP chairman. "SGP certified printers will benefit from a new channel for business opportunities and respect printers have an opportunity to learn more about the benefits of SGP certification."

SGP's alliance with Unisource supports the non-profit's mission of encouraging and promoting participation in the movement to increase social responsibility of the print and graphic communications industry through sustainable green practices. The companies will co-promote the new recognition throughout their networks. Unisource will also post SGP information, including a video and a FAQ, to the respect Printers' website where interested parties can access relevant information about sustainable printers and printing initiatives.