Sustainable Business Recognition


PRINTING United Alliance wants to recognize your company for its sustainable business practices, those daily decisions that reduce your company’s environmental footprint, improve employee safety and well-being, all the while optimizing your bottom line. Tell us about your successes in these areas by applying for the Sustainable Business Recognition award.

Not only do we want to give you recognition, we also want to connect you to efforts being made world-wide.

Businesses have an extraordinary opportunity to make a positive impact on sustainability. More and more companies are aligning their business practices with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to optimize their contribution to a sustainable future. The purpose of these goals is to eradicate the world’s most devastating challenges. This collection of 17 goals and 169 targets serves as a universal platform for monitoring impact and harmonizing sustainability initiatives. Essentially, the SDGs expand upon the original Three Pillars of Sustainability of People, Planet, Profit to be more descriptive and action oriented.

PRINTING United Alliance’s Sustainable Business Recognition Program recognizes member companies that have contributed to the UN Sustainable SDGDevelopment Goals. While there are 17 goals, we encourage companies to focus on the following SDGs:

We believe the targets within these three goals align best with capabilities of the printing industry. However, applications will still be considered if projects contribute to other sustainability initiatives instead. Detailed instructions are included within the application.

How to Apply

Any member company that wants to submit a project or activity for consideration needs to complete an application and submit it to PRINTING United Alliance. Applications will be reviewed by PRINTING United Alliance’s Advisory Council on Sustainability, Safety, Health and Personnel.

Applications for the program will open on January 15, 2022 and entries must be submitted by March 15, 2022. Projects must be implemented in 2021 for recognition in 2022. 

If you're not familiar with the SDGs or new to the Sustainability Recognition Program, PRINTING United Alliance is here to help! For more information or assistance, please contact Government Affairs.

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Sustainable Business Recognition 2021 Award Winners


  • Albert Basse Associates, Inc.
  • Bolger Vision Beyond Print
  • ColorLogic GmbH
  • Echo Communications
  • Empire Screen Printing
  • Lawson Screen and Digital Products
  • LEM Products
  • MegaPrint
  • Night Owls
  • Ricoh USA
  • S-One Holdings Corporation
  • Stratojet USA
  • Surrey Digital Printing
  • T-One Print PTY Ltd
  • Vapor Apparel