Jumpstart your sustainability journey at SGP Community Day 2018 Conference

Networking and idea exchanges an essential part the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership’s annual event


The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications for print manufacturers, encourages printers and brands to start or continue their sustainability journey to attend SGP Community Day 2018 in Cincinnati on November 14th.


Members of the print supply chain set to meet and share best practices to assure a more sustainable print supply chain. This year’s conference includes aggregated sustainability metrics from the SPG Impact Tracker providing printers and brands benchmarks and aspirations for sustainable performance.


“There is no other industry-wide event focusing on sustainability in the printing industry. SGP Community Day brings together a wide group of people from associations, brands, government, printers and suppliers together to share strategic programs, partnership and best practices driving positive change,” said Jodi Sawyer, Jodi Sawyer, chair of SGP board and market development manager at FLEXcon. “The event is the best opportunity to meet liked minded individuals all committing to making our industry and in turn our world a more sustainable.”


Ways to jumpstart or continue your sustainability journey at SGP Community Day:


  • Idea generation by listening to inspiring speakers and participants providing ideas through presentation and conversations to empower your sustainability journey
  • Strengthen your support network. Join like-minded individuals committed to sustainability through the entire print chain from suppliers to consumers of print to create a new level of sustainability for the industry
  • Learn through live discussions on latest innovations and best practices driving sustainability, asking questions specific to your challenges
  • Network with key influencers for sustainability from brands, industry suppliers and leading printers who achieved the rigorous SGP facility certification for sustainability


“Whether you are starting a sustainability journey well established, you and your company will benefit with ideas and practical advice to accelerate sustainability,” said Sawyer.


SGP Community Day 2018

The conference will be held on November 14 at the Renaissance Hotel in Cincinnati, OH. The annual event connects leading printers with brands and print buyers who are all working together for a more sustainable supply chain. SGP Community Day has the support of the major print associations- Flexographic Technical Association, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, Printing Industries of America and TLMI along with the Foil & Specialty Effects Association, National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers, RadTech and Re-nourish. The conference will include presentations and discussions on the state of sustainability in the instore retail, packaging, textile and events market space. The day concludes with a gala dinner celebrating the 10th anniversary of SGP. To register, please visit http://communityday.sgppartnership.org.


Stay updated on the conference by signing for the SGP newsletter and connecting with SGP on LinkedIn and Twitter.


To learn more about getting your print facility SGP Certified, visit www.sgppartnership.org.


About SGP

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) 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, ECOR, FLEXcon, North American Plastics, Piedmont Plastics, Gilman Brothers and numerous other leading brands. www.sgppartnership.org