SGIA Sustainability Resource Center
Today’s global marketplace requires you to stand out and differentiate yourself from the competition and sustainability can be the ticket that sets you apart. Investing in sustainability is not only a sound business practice, but through implementing sustainable business practices you can reduce your overhead costs and improve your environmental footprint!
Encouraging the incorporation of profitable, sustainable business practices — through the use of innovative manufacturing methods, systems and materials, which help to reduce the environmental footprint — is the backbone of SGIA’s sustainability efforts. Adoption and integration of these practices plays a central role in the continuing growth and success of the imaging marketplace, and allows us to responsibly provide for future generations.
To avoid the stigma of “greenwashing,” SGIA supports and endorses the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Program as the certification program that recognizes adoption of sustainable business practices within our industry sector.
Sustainability – the intersection of environmental, economic and societal benefits – can change the way you do business. Consider the chemicals you use, the energy used to create your products as well as keeping your building running or even the way you move your products out the door.
Best industry practices have shown that improving transparent sustainability procedures while decreasing a company's environmental footprint can lead to a healthier bottom line. Core to the effort to avoid stigmas of greenwashing is obtaining validation through the third party sustainability certification offered by the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP).
Take advantaging of SGIA's Sustainability and Safety Recognition Programs in addition to your states recognition program provides a competitive advantage and rewards your employees for their efforts.
What do we mean by Sustainable Procurement? Also referred to as Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policies, asks the purchaser to consider that the products and services bought achieve value for money spent but also generate benefits for the purchasing organization as well as the environment, society and economy. Sustainable procurement is to ensure that their purchasing reflect