Syracuse Label & Surround Printing Achieves SGP Certification

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The SGP Partnership, a sustainable certification authority for the printing industry, announced that Syracuse label and border printing of North Syracuse, NY has earned its sustainability certification. A leader in sustainability, the company offers digital and flexographic printing solutions with a product portfolio that includes pressure-sensitive labels, shrink sleeves, flexible packaging, cartons, hangtags, labels in rolls and other custom printed products.

“We are thrilled to receive SGP certification and proud of our environmental commitment,” said Kathy Alaimo, president of Syracuse Label & Surround Printing. “This certification sets us apart from our competitors and makes a significant difference when competing for talent.”

As an SGP certified facility, Syracuse Label & Surround Printing is committed to achieving sustainability goals by reducing waste, conserving energy, sourcing sustainable materials, creating a safe workplace and reducing the carbon footprint. Each year, SGP-certified facilities, such as Syracuse Label & Surround Printing, must submit a continuous improvement project as part of their certification. In addition, every two years, the facilities must be audited by an independent third party.

“SGP is proud to have Syracuse Label & Surround Printing as a certified facility. The company is a strong leader in sustainable practices, from zero waste to landfill to lean manufacturing,” said Jonathan Graham, President of SGP. “The company is a model of how a manufacturing facility benefits its customers through sustainability built into every process and aspect of the business. Retailers who work with Syracuse Label & Surround Printing can be confident of a strong and enduring supply chain partner.

As part of its sustainability program, Syracuse Label & Surround Printing recycles all plate material, computer equipment, metal spare parts, UV and fluorescent lamps, wooden pallets and batteries. The remaining raw material, kitchen and office waste is used as solid fuel for alternative energy production. By using digital technologies, the company reduces the waste of all printing materials, including plates, substrate, inks and other printing supplies. The result of lean production includes less electricity and natural gas for heating, cooling and plant operation.

Printing and supplier facilities that want to eliminate waste, reduce energy consumption, switch to sustainable materials, and win new business from organizations that demand sustainable printing practices should visit www.sgppartnership.org to learn more about SGP certification.

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