SGP is the industry’s environmental certification program run by the Print & Visual Communication Association that saves members money through reduced waste, and provides a verifiable green competitive edge. Based on ISO14001 framework, SGP is tailored to meet the needs of business and the demands of customers by affordably managing environmental expectations and responsibilities.
Level 1 – is focused on waste, recycling, storage, and handling. SGP Level 1 is ideal for a small business that is looking to commence environmental compliance. It covers record-keeping; compliance; cleaner production practices and waste management, along with a simple Environmental Management System, which is your pathway to sustainability.
Level 2 – introduces additional levels of management and control including the tracking of waste streams and brings in a focus on your energy consumption and carbon footprint. SGP Level 2 provides key performance indicators for printing businesses covering waste, recycling, energy, water, incident management, storage and handling of printing chemicals, energy, and air emissions.
Level 3 – ensures your firm has a fully operational EMS that maximises the overall benefits of the SGP program. SGP Level 3 provides you with all the necessary groundwork including documentation and Key Performance Indicators customised to your printing company’s conditions. Your firm will also be prepared for full ISO 14001 certification, if desired and our certification and simplified and compliance costs reduced.