SGIA Is Recognized by the EPA

FAIRFAX, VA | The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has been recognized by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2017 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Honoree. Of the nine organizations honored, only SGIA represents the printing industry.

EPA’s SmartWay program was launched in 2004 to stem the effects of rapid growth in freight transport activity on the environment, public health and climate. The SmartWay Affiliate Challenge honorees are selected based on their activities to actively inform stakeholders about ways to reduce freight emissions and other environmental impacts. Organizations must apply to be considered for the honor.

“SGIA is committed to sustainable business practices—not just for our members, but in the office as well,” says SGIA president and CEO Ford Bowers. “In fact, we’ve taken the step of becoming a SmartWay shipper candidate. Sustainable business practices are as important to businesses as they are to the environment.”

As a SmartWay Affiliate Challenge honoree, SGIA promoted the program to members and the printing industry at large through tactics such as webinars and articles in the industry trade press, and it is working with UPS and YRC to achieve status as a SmartWay shipper.

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