Fortis Solutions Group’s label facility in Merced, CA, has received Sustainable Green Printer (SGP) certification from the third-party organization the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership.
SGP certification considers the entire print facility, its process, product, and social areas. It elevates a printer into an elite group of top sustainable printers, recognized by print buyers and the printing industry. SGP certification is supported by industry associations, including the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) and the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI.)
‘I am incredibly proud of our Merced team for achieving this notable recognition,’ commented John O. Wynne, Jr., president of Fortis. ‘The SGP certification validates our commitment, both internally and externally, to providing innovative and differentiating sustainable solutions.’
‘Sustainability has been a core value of our company for many years,’ added David Bankson, president of the flexible packaging division at Fortis. ‘The SGP has done a terrific job developing a challenging yet attainable standard driven by data and real-world solutions to the challenges we face as a packaging printer. We are excited to join the SGP as a certified printer and, I’m proud of the commitment to sustainability our team practices that allowed us to achieve this.’
As a certified SGP printer, Fortis is committed to exceeding sustainability targets by reducing waste, conserving energy, sourcing sustainable materials, creating a safe workplace, continuous improvement, and lowering our carbon footprint. Each year sustainability projects are identified and tracked to document areas of improvement; an audit by the third-party certification organization occurs every two years.