The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), an authority in sustainable printing certifications, announces that Smyth Companies in Austin, Minnesota, has achieved SGP certification. This is the third Smyth facility to earn SGP certification joining Smyth locations in Bedford, Virginia, and Boston, Massachusetts.
“With our third facility SGP certified, we’re showing our industry and communities that Smyth is a sustainability leader,” says Scott Fisher, president of Smyth. “Our SGP certification is important to our customers as a vital part of their sustainable supply chain, and our communities are proud that we’re committed to safe and sustainable business practices.”
For more than a decade, Smyth Companies, a provider of high-impact label decoration for consumer goods products, has committed itself and its customers to protect the health of the environment and conserve its energy resources.
Smyth uses best practices outlined by SGP to enhance its processes for making socially responsible decisions that positively impact the environment, providing its customers with sustainable supply chain options, and safeguarding the health and safety of its employees.
“Smyth is a great example of how a company with multiple locations demonstrates its commitment to sustainability,” comments Marci Kinter, SGP co-founder, executive committee, and PRINTING United Alliance representative. “This is the third location of Smyth that has met the holistic SGP criteria in a 12-month period.”
From the start of the company’s first certified facility, Smyth’s sustainability team charted an aggressive timeline to achieve SGP certification across the organization.
“With a few more facilities to go, we’re able to take the processes that we’ve created in our certified facilities to help us understand how to achieve our next SGP certifications,” adds Dora Gaither, E/H/S human resources manager, and sustainability coordinator. “At Smyth-Austin, we’ve applied those learnings to further support initiatives like transforming 10% of the facility’s grass area into what’s now a certified Monarch Waystation.”