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Bohemia, NY – April 26, 2012 – Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), a non-profit organization providing sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry, today announces that the Madison, WI facility of Webcrafters, Inc. is SGP Certified. Webcrafters is a nationally recognized leader in conventional and digital, four-color book and catalog manufacturing. SGP Certification complements the print facility’s lean manufacturing efforts and FSC and SFI chain-of-custody certifications. It also strengthens Webcrafters’ commitment to being an environmentally-responsible manufacturing company, and a socially-responsible force within its community.
“Webcrafters is proud to add SGP Certification to our family of sustainability initiatives,” comments Jac Garner, President and CEO, Webcrafters. “SGP Certification provides a formal structure that not only recognizes our past and present sustainability efforts, but builds upon that success going into the future.”
“Webcrafters has been dedicated to sustainability for many years and the SGP Certification is another achievement to their commitment to sustainability and to continuous improvement,” states Gary Jones, SGP Technical Committee Chairperson.
Before SGP Certification, Webcrafters ran a sustainable operation for decades, and identified that with a few modifications to its processes, it could easily fulfill SGP’s Certification requirements. Today, Webcrafters continues to evaluate its processes to reduce its environmental impact, which the company recognizes its importance to its customers, employees, and community.
Located in Madison, WI, Webcrafters is a nationally recognized leader in conventional and digital,
four-color book and catalog manufacturing. Clients from the educational, atlas, trade, and B2B catalog industries rely on Webcrafters for top-quality book manufacturing, solid value and attentive customer service. The company was founded in 1868, and installed its first web offset press in 1959.
SGP is a non-profit organization providing sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry. The organization promotes reducing the environmental impact and increasing the social responsibility through sustainable green printing practices. To receive SGP certification, print facilities go well beyond compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws. They establish sustainability management systems, implement best practices, and commit to continuous improvements in sustainability. Certified facilities are also required to report on progress annually. For more information about the SGP Partnership, the SGP Patron program, or the SGP certification process, visit www.sgppartnership.org.
Kip Frautschi, VP Marketing and Planning
ACE Public Relations for SGP