October 02, 2012 - 2:39pm
GEON have taken decisive action towards full environmental sustainability by recently achieving Printing Industries’ Sustainable Green Print (SGP) Level 3 certification for all of their nine Australian sites as well as their eight New Zealand plants.
This has come off their existing ISO14001 and ISO9001 certifications.
GEON’s Group Sustainability and Communications Manager, Kellie Northwood said that gaining the important SGP environmental certifications across the group was a major undertaking and required solid senior management commitment.
“However, it was a most worthwhile and important commitment,” she said.
“There is an expectation, not just from our many customers, but from the wider community, that a large printing company like GEON should take a pro-active stand with regard to environmental sustainability.
“We have spent the past year building a solid Sustainability portfolio with 14001, 9001, FSC/PEFC Chain of Custody, Carbon Foot-printing and now SGP Level 3 across every one of our sites.”
Printing Industries General Manager of Sales and Marketing, Ron Patterson, said the GEON certification program was the largest multiple site compliance program yet undertaken by SGP.
“Having 17 sites certified through our program from the one organisation is both a testament to the environmental commitment of GEON and to the relevance of our Sustainable Green Print program for industry companies of all sizes,” he said.
“We hope this will encourage companies thinking about joining the program to take the next step by contacting their local Printing Industries office to find out what it can mean to their business and how it can be undertaken over three levels in manageable steps.”
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