Philip Andersen, CEO of Printing Industries, presented the level three certificate and newly released SGP labelling guidelines to Debbie Burgess, director of the Bright Print Group, at the Wetherill Park site last month.
Andersen says eight companies had now completed level three and many others were in various completion stages for levels one and two.
He says, “I congratulate the Bright Print Group on this achievement and on their commitment to achieving and promoting their sustainability credentials,” he said.
Andersen continues, “The Sustainable Green Print Certification Register is now live on the internet at and will become an important resources for print purchasers looking for printing companies who achieved this certification for managing their environmental responsibility through SGP.
“I encourage companies not already enrolled in one of our multi-level courses to begin 2010 proactively by taking their first steps down this pathway.”
Meanwhile, Debbie Burgess says her company was already ISO14001 certified but wanted the Printing Industries SGP certification because, while also based on ISO14001, it was print industry specific.
Burgess says, “Whilst there are many similarities between the requirements of SGP and ISO14001, we found the reporting requirements under SGP, in particular the capturing of waste streams to be more arduous than 14001.”
She continues, “However, the necessity to more carefully measure our waste streams against production levels will enable greater critiquing of our processes and no doubt, lead to further improvement initiatives.”
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