SGIA Announces 2020 Sustainable Business Recognition Program Award Recipients

For Immediate Release
April 22, 2020
Contact: Amanda Kliegl, SGIA

Those companies awarded with this special designation have aligned business practices in accordance with Sustainable Development Goals developed by the United Nations

Fairfax, Va. — On this Earth Day, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) today announces the award recipients of the 2020 Sustainable Business Recognition Program. This award is given to those companies that implemented sustainable business practices in 2019 in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to optimize their contribution to a sustainable future. More information about the program can be found here.
SGIA created the program to recognize companies that document specific initiatives that contribute to this mission. All applications are reviewed and recommended for award designation by SGIA’s Advisory Council on Sustainability, Safety, Health and Personnel in January each year.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals is a collection of 17 goals and 169 targets that serves as a universal platform for monitoring impact and harmonizing sustainability initiatives. The identified SDGs expand upon the original Three Pillars of Sustainability of People, Planet, Profit to be more descriptive and action oriented. The purpose of these goals is to eradicate the world’s most devastating challenges.

While there are 17 goals, SGIA encourages companies to focus on these SDGs:
3 - Good Health and Well-Being
8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

2020 Sustainable Business Recognition Program Award Recipients

Those companies receiving recognition for the program are as follows:

Platinum Award 
PRS Permacel Private Ltd.
Gold Award
Empire Screen Printing Inc.
The Bernard Group

Silver Award 
Albert Basse Associates Inc.
Global Products, Inc.
Impact International Pty. Ltd.
Lawson Screen & Digital Products
LEM Products, Inc.
NAU Printing Services
Night Owls Print
North Georgia Promotions
Packsize International
The Intelligence Group
Triple Stamp Press
Vycom Corporation
WS Display
Wythken Printing

“Businesses have an extraordinary opportunity, and responsibility, to make a positive impact on sustainability,” says Marci Kinter, SGIA Vice President of Government Affairs. “We encourage our industry to follow these best practices and are extremely proud and continuously impressed with the impact that these companies have made, and continue to make, in this space. We applaud all of these companies for their efforts towards this cause and are pleased to present them with this prestigious award.”
SGIA Sustainable Business Recognition Program Application Process 
Those interested in applying for next year’s program can visit: Applications will be available November 1, 2020 and must be submitted by December 31, 2020. Projects must be implemented in 2020 for recognition in 2021. All applications will be reviewed by SGIA’s Advisory Council on Sustainability, Safety, Health and Personnel in January 2021 and winners will be notified within the first quarter of 2021.

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