Syracuse Label & Surround Printing has achieved sustainability certification issued by the SGP Partnership, one of the leading authorities in sustainable certification for the printing industry.
As a certified SGP facility, the company is committed to sustainability targets by reducing waste, conserving energy, sourcing sustainable materials, creating a safe workplace and lowering its carbon footprint. Each year, SGP-certified facilities must propose an ongoing improvement project as part of their certification. In addition, every two years, facilities must undergo an independent third-party audit.
As part of its sustainability program, Syracuse Label & Surround Printing recycles all plate material, computer equipment, metal replacement parts, UV and fluorescent lights, wood pallets and batteries. The remaining raw material, kitchen and office waste, is used as a solid fuel for alternative power generation. By using digital technologies, the company reduces the waste of all printing materials, including plates, substrate, inks and other printing supplies. Lean manufacturing results include a decrease in electricity and natural gas for heating, cooling, and plant operation.
‘We are so excited to receive SGP certification and are proud of our environmental commitment,’ said Kathy Alaimo, president of Syracuse Label & Surround Printing. ‘This certification differentiates us from our competitors and makes a significant difference when competing for talent.’
‘SGP is proud to have Syracuse Label & Surround Printing as a certified facility. The company is a strong leader in sustainable practices, from its zero-waste-to-landfill to lean manufacturing,’ added Jonathan Graham, chairman of SGP. ‘The company is a model of how a manufacturing facility benefits its customers with sustainability built in every process and aspect of the company. Retailers working with Syracuse Label & Surround Printing can be confident of a strong sustainable supply chain partner.’