05 April 2018, Sayville, NY, USA : The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications for print manufacturers, announced that it will be participating in the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA)’s Forum & INFOFLEX, May 6-9, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN. The two events bring together the brightest minds in the flexographic industry to share ideas, spread information and advance package printing.
SGP and its certification for print facilities will be featured at the Sustainability meeting on Monday, May 7 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. In addition, SGP will have a booth at INFOFLEX on May 7-8, across the street from the hotel at the Indiana Convention Center.
SGP’s multi-attribute sustainability certification is unlike any other in the printing industry. SGP Printers are among an elite class of facilities that have made a commitment to corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability. Certified printers are seen as valuable resources for consumer product companies that want to elevate their own sustainability initiatives by working with printers that have validated sustainability programs.
“SGP facilitates a more sustainable supply chain by bringing together printers, suppliers and consumer products companies to promote sustainable business practices. We look forward to educating more of FTA’s consumer products company attendees about SGP and the SGP Brand Leaders program so that they, as buyers of flexographically printed materials, can assure a more sustainable supply chain,” comments Doreen Monteleone, FTA sustainability consultant and SGP board member. “Printers and suppliers are welcome and can discuss their actions to become more sustainable links in the print supply chain and how as an industry we can progress further.”
Members of the flexographic printing community have been active participants in the SGP program since SGP’s inception. Numerous flexo printers in the United States and Canada have been certified. Supported by SGP Patrons including FTA members 3M, International Paper, Harper Corporation of America, INX International, Flint Group, MacDermid Graphics Solutions and Yupo, SGP is recognized as a global leader in eco-friendly innovation and best practices for the printing industry. The new SGP Brand Leader program is picking up momentum with print buyers such as REI, Macy’s, Sears Holdings and others recently becoming partners in the SGP community.
Any Forum & INFOFLEX attendee interested in becoming part of a more sustainable print supply chain is invited to the sustainability meeting. RSVP for the meeting by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org by April 20. Additional information and event registration can be found at www.flexography.org/conferences-events/.
About SGP: The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is a non-profit organization that certifies printing facilities’ sustainability best practices. SGP advocates best practices and innovation among print community stakeholders, aligning the printing industry and its customers in the pursuit of a more accountable sustainable supply chain. SGP works with patrons such as 3M, International Paper, EFI, ECOR, FLEXcon, North American Plastics, Piedmont Plastics, Mapal Plastics and numerous other leading brands.. www.sgppartnership.org
About FTA: Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), chartered in 1958, is a professional society dedicated to bringing all members the flexographic printing community – printers, suppliers, consumer product companies, institutions, prepress houses and others – together by providing opportunities for the free exchange of technical ideas and discussion of mutual concerns. It is a proponent of maintaining and advancing quality standards and includes 1,650 member sites that represent more than 1,400 companies and 35,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the education arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry. www.flexography.org