SGP Foundation Inc

Certifying sustainability for the print industry.

aka Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership   |   Sayville, NY   |  https://www.sgppartnership.org

Mission

SGP Foundation Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization to provide education and awareness on the best practices associated with sustainability in the printing industry, including printers, suppliers and customers/print buyers. SGP Foundation supports a truly circular economy & advocates best practices & innovation among print stakeholders in pursuit of a more accountable, sustainable supply chain.

Ruling year info

2016

Chair

Jonathan Graham

Main address

PO Box 535

Sayville, NY 11782 USA

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EIN

81-1027409

NTEE code info

Recycling (C27)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

SGP is committed to improving sustainability in the printing industry through its independent sustainability certification of printing facilities in North America.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SGP Certification for printing facilities

SGP LEADS SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS FOR THE PRINT INDUSTRY

SGP provides print facilities with the only independent certification, validating a facility’s sustainability program.

SGP certification is the only whole facility certification program for the printing industry.

SGP provides third party certification through a publicly vetted set of criteria. Criteria created as a collaborative effort of the printing industry.

SGP certification requires facilities to undergo environmental, health & safety compliance audits; develop & implement a Sustainability Management System & implement Best Management Practices designed to reduce their environmental footprint. All certified facilities must adopt a continuous improvement project & report annually on their sustainability progress.

The SGP Continuous Improvement Project (CIP) is a key differentiator from other certifications as it ensures that SGP certified facilities continue to develop & improve. The CIP annual project chosen by facility, must be deemed substantial & based on people or planet.

Population(s) Served
Social and economic status
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Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SGP LEADS SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS FOR THE PRINT INDUSTRY- SGP provides print facilities with the only independent certification, validating a facility’s sustainability program.

SGP CERTIFIED FACILITIES DRIVE SUSTAINABILITY- SGP print facilities are a critical part of a sustainable supply chain for print buyers & consumers.

SGP & ITS COMMUNITY ACTIVATE SUSTAINABILITY THROUGHOUT THE SUPPLY CHAIN ALL THE WAY TO CONSUMERS- SGP accelerates the sustainability of print as a vital source for communication in our society & world

Communicate the success of SGP certification in achieving a more sustainable business to printers in North America through marketing, communications and public forums.

Help printers understand the commitment it takes to achieve SGP certification. Recommended is a dedicated employee working 9-12 months on the certification criteria. This is done through the public availability of the SGP sustainability certification criteria ( http://sgppartnership.org/sgppwordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/2016-SGP-Certification-Criteria.pdf ) and peer to peer working groups for printers interested and/or participating in the sustainability certification process.

SGP certification is conducted by third-party auditors who are trained in accessing the sustainability programs of printer candidates.

The SGP Board of Directors includes the top sustainability leaders in the printing industry who are actively promoting and socializing the SGP certification to printers as well as print customers- print buyers, retailers, NGOs, and government institutions.

More than 50 SGP certified printers

State of New York and Wisconsin Dept of Natural Resources require printers to meet the SGP sustainability criteria while retailers including Ann Inc., REI and Macy's utilize SGP certified printers.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The SGP Webinar sessions were 1 hour long since 2008, in 2020 based on survey feedback, we reduced our webinars to 30.-45 minutes.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SGP Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 5/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jonathan Graham

TE Connectivity Germany GmbH

Term: 2016 - 2022


Board co-chair

Marcia Kinter

Printing UNITED Alliance

Term: 2016 - 2022

Jodi Sawyer

FLEXcon

Doreen Monteleone

Flexographic Technical Association

Kristin Spanier

Shawmut Communications Group

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/12/2021

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Leadership

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