SGP grows with PIASC joining as a resource partner

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading certification authority in sustainable printing, announced today that the fourth printing affiliate organization, Printing Industries Association Inc. of Southern California (PIASC), has joined the SGP community as a Resource Partner.

SGP Resource Partners are non-profits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and educational institutions engaged in promoting, teaching or researching in the areas of graphic arts and/or sustainability. Resource Partners are subject matter experts that assure the entire print community is empowered to advance sustainability in the printing industry supply chain.

“Most of our members are concerned with our environment. SGP is more than a certification; it is a way of life. As a Resource Partner, PIASC can help our members who are looking into SGP certification,” said Lou Caron, PIASC president/CEO. “We also want to advocate this sustainable mission and promote certification to our members.”

“Having organizations like PIASC become SGP Resource Partners strengthens our efforts to encourage sustainability throughout the print supply chain,” said Doreen Monteleone, SGP co-founder, treasurer and Flexographic Technical Association representative. “SGP works with its Resource Partners to spread the word about the benefits of sustainable business practices and validate the efforts of printers of all print processes.”

To learn more about how to become an SGP Resource and support the sustainable future of the printing industry and its customers, visit

About PIASC: PIASC is the largest printing industry association in the nation with members in California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming. PIASC supports and advocates for the graphics industry and is devoted to helping its members succeed.

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, New Leaf Paper, Nvent Marketing, Piedmont Plastics, Polymershapes, Sun Chemical, REI, ANN Inc., BrandKey Graphics, Snowball Print Marketing, major print organizations, academic institutions, and other leading companies.