Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership, a non-profit organization providing sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry, announces a partnership with Re-nourish, an online community advocating awareness and action for sustainability in the communication design community. The goal for the two, like-minded organizations is to grow the sustainability movement, making it easy for design and printing professions to choose print facilities that have committed to operating fully sustainable operations. As part of the partnership, Re-nourish will soon replace its Greener Printer Directory on its website, and feature SGP Certified print facilities. These Certified facilities demonstrate sustainability for their entire print operations by meeting requirements determined by a publicly vetted set of criteria. SGP will also feature Re-nourish sustainable design resources on their website to aid in the dialogue between printers and communication designers.
"We are committed to sustainable design throughout the supply chain, so partnering with SGP will better serve in working towards a truly sustainable design profession," comments Yvette Perullo,Partner, Re-nourish.
"Sustainability in the design of our printed products continues to be a critical element for our SGP Certified facilities," states Paul Lilienthal, Chair, SGP Board of Directors. "Partnering with Re-nourish highlights SGP's commitment and desire to integrate sustainability into each aspect of our process."
Re-nourish recognizes SGP Certification as a means to avoid 'greenwashing.' SGP Certification also allows for a strong return on investment by identifying operational improvements and waste reductions.
Print facilities currently listed in Re-nourish's Greener Printer Directory are encouraged to apply for SGP Certification. Applications are available online at www.sgppartnership.org/become-certified/.