The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), an authority in sustainable printing certifications, announces that Shutterfly Inc. joins the SGP community by certifying its first facility in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Shutterfly is a digital retailer and manufacturing platform for photography and personalized products.
Fort Mill is the largest Shutterfly manufacturing facility, and the company plans to continue to certify more of its print locations with SGP in the future.
Besides onsite environmental, safety, and health programs, Shutterfly also donates usable materials to nonprofits, specifically focusing on local schools. Through the program, Shutterfly has contributed nearly 200 pallets of paper, envelopes, frames, and more to organizations like Kids in Need Foundation and Treasures for Teachers over the past year, redirecting these resources out of landfills. Additionally, Shutterfly partners with suppliers to participate in equipment take-back programs that reuse and recycle press waste like oil filters, ink canisters, and press components.
“We’re honored to receive this certification from SGP, which underscores our commitment to caring for and protecting the communities where we work and live,” says Kierstan Thomann, environmental health and safety manager. “Despite all the challenges of 2020, sustainability efforts continue to be integral to our value set as a company, and we look forward to expanding our certifications and visibility as a sustainable green printer.”
Print facilities interested in eliminating waste, reducing energy consumption, and transitioning to sustainable materials can learn more about SGP certification here.