28
Feb

Bolger Vision Beyond Print Joins the Growing Ranks of Sustainable Print Facilities

Printer completes rigorous Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Certification

 

Minneapolis, MN – The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is pleased to announce Bolger Vision Beyond Print as its newest certified printing facility. SGP is the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications, and Bolger’s recent certification makes it the 68th SGP certified facility in the United States.

 

In order to become an SGP-certified printing facility, Minneapolis-based Bolger Vision Beyond Print was required to undergo an independent third-party certification audit aligning it with the published SGP criteria.All certified facilities must pass environmental, health and safety, and energy audits, in addition to conducting indoor air quality tests. Facilities must maintain documentation strategy for Best Management Practices and should have a team of employees in place to coordinate sustainability efforts.

 

SGP’s multi-attribute certification is unlike any other in the industry. SGP certified printers are among an elite class of facilities that have made a commitment to corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability. These printers are seen as valuable resources for brands that want to elevate their own sustainability initiatives by working exclusively with certified printers.

 

Bolger Vision Beyond Print Director of Compliance Rick Kline says that his facility decided to pursue SGP certification, “to bolster its current Environmental, Health and Safety program and to provide customers the assurance that Bolger is a responsible company that practices what it preaches with its Sustainable Management System.”

 

Kline’s ambitious certification goals include reducing the company’s carbon footprint and increasing business by offering in-demand services to sustainable brands. Bolger also places a high value on employee health and safety, and its SGP certification adds an additional level of confidence in that area.

 

Kline says, “Along with its Quality and Information Security Management Systems certificates and audits, the addition of its SGP certification means Bolger has completed the Grand Slam of certifications.”

Print facilities that are interested in following Bolger’s lead to eliminate waste, reduce energy consumption, transition to sustainable materials, and win new business from organizations that require sustainable printing practices from their suppliers should visit  http://www.sgppartnership.org/certification/or contact Executive Director Brittany Sutphin at brittany@sgppartnership.org to learn more about becoming SGP certified in 2017.

 

About Bolger Vision Beyond Print: Bolger has been meeting the needs of its regional and national customers for 83 years, pioneering integrated communication services into a seamless printing and distribution process. Bolger continues to work closely with customers to provide business tools for communication needs utilizing the latest technology available, and the highest quality in print. Bolger is also ISO 9001 Certified, SSAE/SOC2 Audited, PIM MN Great Printer Certified, Gracol Master 7 Certified, FSC Certified and committed to environmentally sustainable business practices.

 

For questions about Bolger Vision Beyond Print, please contact:

 

Rick Kline

Director of Compliance

Bolger Vision Beyond Print

rkline@bolgerinc.com

(651) 642-2927

 

About SGP: The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership 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, Hewlett-Packard, Ricoh, DuPont, and Fujifilm and numerous other leading brands. To learn more, visit SGP online at www.sgppartnership.org.

 

For questions about SGP, please contact:

 

Brittany Sutphin

Executive Director

brittany@sgppartnership.org

(703) 359-1376

 

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