Designtex, a Steelcase company, has announced its Surface Imaging facility in Portland, Maine, has been recertified by the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership, a non-profit organization providing sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry. SGP recertification demonstrates Designtex’s continued commitment to sustainable practices throughout its organization.
Designtex’s Surface Imaging facility was one of the first large format printers to be certified by the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership in 2009. Last week, Designtex received its first SGP recertification for the 26,000 square foot Surface Imaging facility, which harnesses digital imaging technology to enhance environments for clients in the corporate, hospitality, retail, educational and healthcare markets. With less than 1% of all large format printers SGP certified, this certification solidifies the company’s position as a leading surface imaging provider and environmental champion in the industry.
SGP is the most rigorous and comprehensive multi-attribute sustainable certification within the printing industry. Recertification by SGP, which takes place every two years, requires printers to establish and meet measurable goals through continued improvement practices. Designtex will continue to uphold its commitment to environmental practices through SGP’s criteria of sustainability management, waste reduction and energy efficiency.