First Shutterfly, Inc Facility Gains SGP Certification
Shutterfly’s Fort Mill, SC Location is the Latest Facility to Achieve SGP Certification
The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications, announced today, announced today that Shutterfly, Inc. has joined the SGP community by certifying its first facility in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Shutterfly, the leading digital retailer and manufacturing platform for photography and personalized products, plans to continue to certify more of its print locations in the near future.
“As a leading manufacturer, we are deeply committed to responsible production in all of our facilities, focusing on reducing our overall footprint while helping make our customers’ life’s experiences unforgettable,” said Dwayne Black, Shutterfly Inc. senior vice president and chief operations officer. “I’m extremely proud of our dedicated teams at Fort Mill who are leading the toward progress on our sustainability goals with SGP third party certification.”
As the largest of Shutterfly’s manufacturing facilities, Fort Mill was the logical starting place for SGP certification. The company has consistent sustainability practices throughout its fleet and plans to secure further third-party certification with SGP in additional sites.
In addition to onsite environmental, safety and health programs, Shutterfly also donates usable materials to non-profits, specifically focusing on local schools. Through the program, Shutterfly has contributed nearly 200 pallets of paper, envelopes, frames and more to organizations like Kids in Need Foundation and Treasures for Teachers over the past year, redirecting these resources out of landfills. Additionally, Shutterfly has partnered with suppliers to participate in equipment take-back programs that reuse and recycle unique press waste like oil filters, ink canisters, and press components.
“We’re honored to receive this certification from SGP, which underscores our commitment to caring for and protecting the communities where we work and live,” said Kierstan Thomann, environmental health & safety manager. “Despite all the challenges of 2020, sustainability efforts continue to be integral to our value set as a company, and we look forward to expanding our certifications and visibility as a sustainable green printer.”
Print facilities 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 to learn more about becoming SGP certified.
About Shutterfly, Inc.: Committed to making life’s experiences unforgettable, Shutterfly Inc., is the leading digital retailer and manufacturing platform for photography and personalized products. The Consumer division helps customers create the most from life’s moments through personalized Shutterfly products; premium offerings in its Tiny Prints boutique; Snapfish custom photo gifts, as well as wedding invitations and stationery; and GrooveBook. Lifetouch is the national leader in school photography, built on the enduring tradition of “Picture Day,” and also serves families through portrait studios and other partnerships. Shutterfly Business Solutions delivers enterprise digital printing services that enable efficient and effective customer engagement through personalized communications. www.shutterflyinc.com
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, FLEXcon, Cooley/Group, Laird Plastics, Piedmont Plastics, Sun Chemical, REI, ANN Inc., BrandKey Graphics, Snowball Print Marketing, major printing organizations, academic institutions, and other leading companies. www.sgppartnership.org.