TLMI worked closely with SGP to merge the certifications making one comprehensive certification for all printing industry converters. We will be exploring certification for suppliers in the near future. SGP is a non-profit organization that certifies printing facilities' sustainability best practices, advocating innovation among print community stakeholders and aligning the printing industry in the pursuit of a more accountable sustainable supply chain. SGP is supported by the Printing Industries of America (PIA), Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), and the National Association of Print Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM). In addition, the SGP Brand Leaders program engages with printer buyers and retail brands. Going forward, the combined environmental management system certification will operate as SGP.
TLMI’s Label Initiative for the Environment (L.I.F.E.) has been decommissioned and is no longer a valid certification. TLMI recommends the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership for all of its converter members who are seeking a third-party audited environmental management system.