SGP Partnership Celebrates First Anniversary
The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership is celebrating its first successful year with nine certified printers and more than 50 SGP applicants in the program. "We have had an exciting first year, and see many more opportunities for growth and improvement in the years to come, said Karen Gross, executive director of the SGP Partnership.
In addition to successfully launching the online application process in August 2008 and streamlining said process, an 18-member board of directors was identified and seated. The first official board meeting was held in March. SGP also has grown its Patron Program. Patrons involved in the program include HP, Durst, Dupont, BCM Inks, Environmental Inks Coatings, Explorer Pressroom Solutions, Flint Group, INX International Ink Co., MacDermid, Mohawk Fine Papers, Pace Industries, Reliable Paper Recycling and Xcel Products. The support of companies like these allows SGP Partnership to keep fees low for printers to participate in the program.
For more information about the SGP Partnership, visit www.sgppartnership.org.