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Bohemia, NY — January 17, 2013 – Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership, a non-profit organization providing sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry, today announces that the Lakeland, FL facility of Douglass Screen Printers (DSP), located on New Tampa Highway, is SGP Certified. DSP is a screen and digital printing company offering a full array of weather-durable graphics such as decals, posters, banners, signs, tags, wraps and nameplates. The SGP Certification validates DSP’s sustainable print operations, which have helped the organization to become more lean and profitable by reducing waste and adding green-based product lines.
“SGP Certification has positioned DSP as Florida’s largest green, screen and digital printer,” comments Lane K. Hickey-Wiggins, President/CEO. “This achievement has renewed pride in our company, knowing that it will positively affect our community and our customers, in addition to our conscience.”
“It takes commitment for print facilities to become SGP Certified, and the benefits are worth it,” comments Paul Lilienthal, SGP Chairman of the Board. “Certification has not only helped to improve Douglass’ operational efficiencies, it has positioned them as a leading sustainable printer in both their state and print processes.”
DSP uses SGP Certification to publicly demonstrate its commitment to protecting and preserving the environment, as well as enhancing its competitive advantages. SGP Certification also prepares DSP to respond to the sustainability demands from both the public and private sectors. In addition to promoting opportunity, equity and improved quality of life for its staff, SGP Certification has created a ripple effect for its employees as the organization continues to see more and more suggestions and ideas.
About Douglass Screen Printers
Founded in 1939, Douglass Screen Printers employs a close-knit family of more than 40 artists, printers and support personnel, who produce award-winning print jobs in the company’s three locations in Lakeland, Florida. By maintaining the most advanced scanners, plotters, presses and printers available, DSP offers quality, consistency, and competitive prices. DSP recently received a Sustainable Business award from Earth Charter US for sustainable business practices that embrace social, economic and environmental responsibility. DSP focuses on People (Employee and Community Wellbeing), Profit (Economic Performance) and Planet (Environmental Health). For more information, visit www.dsp-cando.com.
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.
Lane K. Hickey-Wiggins, President/CEO
Douglass Screen Printers
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