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Four-step sustainability from SGIA

Graphics, Industry News | November 1, 2009 | By:

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has recently updated its 4-Step Sustainability Action Plan with additional resources to help imagers develop a successful Sustainability Management System (SMS) in their printing businesses. The program—made up of Plan, Do, Check, Act—uses member-exclusive resources to provide a straightforward, effective process of incorporating sustainable initiatives based on corporate social responsibility.

Sustainability system audits have been added to the program’s “Check” phase, to allow users to check for accuracy and any outstanding issues; at this stage, companies should have significant SMS processes already in place. Under the “Act” phase, the Management Review has been updated, allow companies to use the results of their internal audits to conduct management reviews. SGIA members have complete access to the programs and instructions.

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