SGP Accelerates Growth in Q1 2021

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications, announced today its first quarter 2021 momentum in shaping the future of print with new certified facilities, patrons and other community members.


“During the first quarter of 2021, SGP continued to demonstrate its leadership in building a more sustainable future for the printing industry with growth in the SGP Community including certified facilities, patrons, resource partners and brands,” said Doreen Monteleone, SGP co-founder, treasure and FTA representative. “We are proud that all links in the print supply chain are focusing on the benefits of sustainability and participating in our program.”


Q1 SGP Certified Facilities

SGP certification is attainable by top sustainability leaders in the printing industry who complete the rigorous certification requirements and comprehensive facility audit evaluating the three areas of sustainability – people, planet and profit. In February, Fortis Solution Group of Merced, CA received SGP certification. “SGP certification validates our commitment, both internally and externally, to providing innovative and differentiating sustainable solutions,” said John O. Wynne, Jr., president and CEO, Fortis.


In addition, five other print facilities recertified during the first quarter:

  • Infinity Images, Portland, OR
  • Specialty Printing LLC, East Windsor, CT
  • Tweddle Group, Clinton Township, MI
  • Yunker Industries, Elkhorn, WI

Q1 SGP Patrons

Patrons recognize SGP’s continuing role in advancing the benefits of sustainability certification to both the print and buying communities. SGP Patrons demonstrate a commitment to a sustainable future and a more sustainable supply chain. tesa tape North America joined as a platinum SGP Patron. “We are excited to partner with the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership and share SGP’s commitment to aligning the printing industry and its customers in the pursuit of a more accountable sustainable supply chain,” said Chuck Doyle, sales director, tesa. New Leaf Paper and Nvent Marketing joined as gold SGP Patrons. “We really wanted to be part of this community because we share SGP members’ commitment to a more sustainable future,” commented David Murphy, CEO and founder, Nvent Marketing. Monadnock Paper Mills also joined the SGP Community in Q1 as a silver SGP Patron while Hexacomb and Explorer Pressroom Solutions renewed as silver patrons.


Charity Navigator recognizes SGP Foundation

In addition, SGP Foundation Inc, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational sister organization to the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership, was recently listed on Charity Navigator, the largest evaluator of charities in the United States. Charity Navigator’s professional analysts examine and approve non-profits to participate and include a donation mechanism. Find out more about SGP Foundation on Charity Navigator.


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, tesa tape North America, Cooley/Group, EMG, FLEXcon, Laird Plastics, Nvent Marketing, Piedmont Plastics, New Leaf Paper, Sun Chemical, REI, ANN Inc., BrandKey Graphics, Snowball Print Marketing, major printing organizations, academic institutions, and other leading companies.