Sustainable Green Print

Sustainable Green Print (SGP) is the Australian printing industry's own recognisable certification program designed to help printing companies meet their environmental responsibilities. Based on an ISO14001 framework, SGP is tailored to meet your business requirements and the demands of your customers, and their customers. This multi-level system gives you a choice of three linked achievement levels including ISO 14001 (Level 3 SGP).


Be a leader and register to become an Australian Sustainable Green Printer:

Level 1Level 1*

Based on the successful Green Stamp program set up in Western Australia and now modified by Printing Industries as an introductory and certifiable standard, Level 1 is the first stepping stone. It focuses on waste, storage and handling and recycling. It is ideal for the small company starting down the compliance path. SGP Level 1 covers record-keeping, compliance and cleaner production practices and waste management. It includes a simple environmental management system (EMS) that is your pathway to environmental sustainability.

Level 2Level 2

This level steps up the environmental performance of your business. It introduces additional levels of management and control including the tracking of waste streams and brings in a focus on your energy consumption and carbon footprint. SGP Level 2 provides key performance indicators for printing businesses covering waste, recycling, energy, water, incident management, storage and handling of printing chemicals, energy and air emissions.

Level 3Level 3

On completion of the SGP Level 3 audit, your company is prepared for ISO 14001 certification (if desired). SGP Level 3 provides you with all the necessary groundwork including documentation and Key Performance Indicators customised to your printing company's conditions. By having print-specific key performance indicators and guidelines, achieving your ISO14001 certification is simplified and your compliance costs are significantly reduced.


*** Franchise operators should contact us for group participation information.

For more information contact Printing Industries at info@piaa.org.au or call 1800 227 425