SAYVILLE, NY – The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications for printing facilities, announces the release of the SGP Impact Tracker.
The Impact Tracker is now a requirement for print facility sustainablity certification. It gives printers a single, secure web platform to manage their sustainablity efforts and ensure continued progress as they seek to further reduce waste and improve efficiencies.
To help create the tool and streamline the certification process for printing facilities, SGP partnered with Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC.
The “Dashboard” is an online system that measures and monitors key performance indicators (KPIs) such as energy, water, waste, and fuel, in an effort to help users monitor, measure, and improve efficiency.
The SPG Impact Tracker allows printing facilities to:
- Monitor sustainability metrics, benchmark sustainability successes, and measure operational improvements internally and against other printers in the SGP community
- Grow business by incorporating powerful sustainability statistics into marketing efforts; this helps attract a growing base of customers who demand sustainable printing solutions
- Access all sustainability data in one convenient location, making it easier to manage re-certification as well as apply for tax breaks, government subsidies, and other unique benefits for sustainable businesses
The SGP Impact Tracker was officially launched in June 2018. More than 20 printing facilities in the U.S. are already using the tool.
“The SGP Impact Tracker helps us navigate our facility’s operations,” says Paul Glynn of Designtex, an SGP certified printing facility since 2009. “It provides a clear path to improve on our sustainability footprint and maintain our sustainability certification.”
Glynn adds that with the Impact Tracker, printers can upload all sustainability metrics such as emissions, waste and carbon footprint, to a single location. “Plus, the Tracker provides real-time graphics to illustrate their status.”
The Tracker is expected to become an increasingly robust tool for setting and managing sustainability goals, monitoring certification, and promoting the metrics that matter to printing facility customers.
Print facility owners and managers will be able to use the platform to compare their accomplishments to those of their peers and drive continued improvements within the sustainable printing community.
“Through close collaboration, Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC and SGP [have] built a dynamic and customized web application to make the printer certification process more efficient,” says Katrina Saucier, Program Manager, Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC.
“The SGP Impact Tracker provides members instant feedback on their certification status and progress, while simultaneously transforming the data into actionable results. This further drives improvement, reduces negative environmental impacts, and produces cost savings.”
To learn more about getting your print facility SGP certified, visit www.sgppartnership.org.
The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is a non-profit organization that certifies printing facility’s sustainability best practices. SGP advocates best practices and innovation among print community stakeholders, aligning the printing industry and its customers in the pursuit of a more accountable sustainable supply chain. SGP works with patrons such as 3M, International Paper, EFI, ECOR, FLEXcon, North American Plastics, Piedmont Plastics, Gilman Brothers and numerous other leading brands. www.sgppartnership.org
About Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC
Sustainability Dashboard recognizes the challenge facing organizations that are striving to become sustainable and want to use performance data to help drive that process. The company provides a set of online tools and data gathering services to assist organizations of all sizes with the challenges of gathering and analyzing accurate data. Collecting this information can be difficult, but ensuring it is accurate can prove to be an even more significant obstacle for both suppliers and organizations. The goal of Sustainability Dashboard is to transform this data into meaningful information that can help make informed decisions, report on finite results and create a culture of sustainability. www.green2sustainable.com