Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), a non-profit organization providing sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry, today welcomes the International Sign Association as its newest Gold Patron. The International Sign Association (ISA) is a trade association comprised of manufacturers, users, and suppliers of on-premise signs and other visual communications systems. ISA recognizes SGP as the industry standard for sustainability in print facilities, and encourages sign companies with print production to become SGP Certified. ISA hopes to feature several SGP certified facilities in its third-annual Green Product Showcase in 2012, where more than 20,000 conference attendees will experience the latest sustainability innovations.
"We are delighted to support the SGP Partnership in their important efforts to provide an industry standard for sustainability and best practices within print manufacturing operations," comments Sapna Budev, Director Industry Programs, ISA.
"With ISA joining the SGP Partnership, the program now has the full support of all major trade associations in the graphic communications industry," states Marci Kinter, Chair of the SGP Board of Directors.
ISA implements a variety of programs and services to assist member companies with sustainability. For example, it educates signage companies on how to become state- and EPA-compliant with regulations surrounding air quality, hazardous waste, recycling, energy efficiency, and more. It also researches alternative energy solutions for use in sign production, and ensures companies' understanding of the Federal Trade Commission's Green Guidelines. Additionally, ISA is heavily involved in tracking and testifying on various environmental codes and standards that affect sign fabricators and suppliers.
For more information about the SGP Partnership, the Patron program, or the SGP certification process, visit www.sgppartnership.org.