Bobst joins the SGP Partnership as a Gold Patron
The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications, announced today that BOBST is now a gold patron. As a leader in the drive to achieve a circular economy in flexible packaging, BOBST’s partnership with SGP is another step in its goal to empower sustainability. BOBST joins other supporters of SGP certification and sustainable business practices. SGP certification is the only whole-facility certification program developed for the entire printing industry to offer credible sustainability validation by a third party.
“The BOBST approach to empower sustainability efforts internally and externally is two-fold. First, we look for opportunities to design, or re-design, our equipment so that it reduces process waste levels, energy use, or any potential environmental risks that its use might create,” said Emilio Corti, Regional Market Director, Americas. “In parallel with this, BOBST takes a holistic approach to the whole process of manufacturing the equipment our customers buy from us.”
“BOBST demonstrates a commitment to sustainability with its solutions and sponsorship of SGP by supporting the print supply chain in the entire printing lifecycle from manufacture to operation, with circular economy considerations,” said Doreen Monteleone, SGP Treasurer and Flexographic Technical Association representative. “Working with SGP certified facilities gives print buyers a way to validate the sustainability initiatives of their vendors.”
BOBST joins with other patrons, certified facilities, brands, academic institution and associations in the SGP Community working together to foster sustainability in the print supply chain. “We take pride in the initiatives we undertake to empower sustainability and partnering with SGP was a natural fit for us” said Corti.
SGP certification recognizes top sustainability leaders in the printing industry that meet its holistic and rigorous certification criteria. Facilities, including printers and suppliers, interested in eliminating waste, reducing energy consumption, transitioning to sustainable materials and winning new business from organizations that require sustainable printing practices should visit www.sgppartnership.org/certification for additional information.
About SGP: The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is the only certification organization promoting sustainability in all printing processes throughout the United States and Canada. SGP promotes a sustainable print supply chain through best practices, innovation, information sharing and validation. The SGP program encompasses the three pillars of sustainability – people, planet, and profit. SGP partners include 3M, Bobst, Cooley/Group, EFI, EMG, FLEXcon, Laird Plastics, Monadnock Paper Mills, Nvent Marketing, Piedmont Plastics, Polymershapes, Sun Chemical, REI, ANN Inc., BrandKey Graphics, Snowball Print Marketing, major print organizations, academic institutions, and other leading companies. www.sgppartnership.org
About BOBST: BOBST is one of the world’s leading suppliers of substrate processing, printing and converting equipment and services for the label, flexible packaging, folding carton and corrugated board industries. Founded in 1890 by Joseph Bobst in Lausanne, Switzerland, BOBST has a presence in more than 50 countries, runs 19 production facilities in 11 countries and employs more than 5 600 people around the world. The firm recorded a consolidated turnover of CHF 1.372 billion for the year ended December 31, 2020. www.bobst.com