Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) announced that GFX International Inc. of Grayslake, IL, has successfully completed the necessary requirements to become the 27th SGP Certified Facility. GFX has more than 20 years of field experience producing graphics and in-store displays for brands and retailers worldwide. Through the years, the company has been increasing efforts in becoming more sustainable as its client base and prospective clients were showing greater interest in sustainable printing options. GFX values the credibility that SGP certification provides and uses it to both validate its achievements toward sustainability and to strive for continuous improvement.
"GFX believes sustainability efforts are the responsibility of all organizations, and we pride ourselves on the integrity and reputation of our company. As we have grown in our awareness and knowledge of sustainability, the need to increase our efforts in this area has also grown," states Mark Taylor, COO and vice president of GFX. "Becoming SGP Certified and operating with a commitment to sustainability is the right thing to do."
"Sustainability and retail go hand in hand. GFX continues to exhibit leadership, not only in the business world, but as a model for sustainability in the graphic imaging field. The SGP Certification validates GFX's actions and allows the company to publicly demonstrate its adherence to known sustainability standard," states Marci Kinter, SGP chairperson and vice president of Government and Business Information for the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association.
The SGP Partnership is a non-profit organization that promotes reducing the environmental impact and increasing the social responsibility of the print and graphic communication industry through sustainable green printing practices. SGP Certified Facilities have demonstrated adherence to required sustainability activities, such as the use of packaging materials to minimize waste, estimating ink, coating and adhesive consumption, and energy/water conservation.