The Sayville, New York-based Sustainable Green Printing Partnership, a nonprofit organization that provides sustainability certification in the graphics communication industry, announces the appointment of Brittany Sutphin as its new executive director. The nonprofit has also announced its 2017 board and its plans for this year.
Sutphin launched her career in the printing industry five years ago with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, where she assisted printing facilities with identifying and implementing sustainable best practices. She began volunteering with SGP in 2014 as program manager for government and business information and has served on various committees with SGP.
The SGP’s newly elected board members for 2017 include:
- Technical committee chair-Marci Kinter, SGIA
- Secretary-Jodi Sawyer, FLEXcon
- Treasurer-Doreen Monteleone, FTA
- SGP Foundation Chair-Jonathan Graham, TE Connectivity
- Chairwoman-Lynn Krinsky, Stella Color
And 14 other professionals from respected corporations, government agencies and educational institutions.
The SGP has also announced its goals for 2017, and they include certifying more than 50 new facilities this year, doubling the number of certified sustainable printers in the United States and Canada. The organization also plans to increase engagement with suppliers, retail brands, and other organizations that commit to working with certified facilities to create a sustainable printing supply chain.
In addition to certifying printers who comply with rigorous environmental best practices, the SGP conducts conferences, seminars, academic studies, and sharing sessions to help print manufacturers and print buyers create sustainable supply chains.