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Sustainable Business Practices: Promoting Health and Well-Being

Posted by Heather Nortz on 4/29/20 1:45 PM

Last week, SGIA announced its 2020 Sustainable Business Recognition Program recipients, with an introduction to the globally recognized United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their accompanying targets and indicators that served as the program's criteria. Now, we're sharing how the Sustainable Business Recognition Silver Award recipients achieved SDG No. 3., which focuses on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all ages.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Sustainability, Employee Management, Business Operations

Recognizing Sustainable Efforts in Print on Earth Day

Posted by Heather Nortz on 4/22/20 12:08 PM

What defines a sustainable business is its impact on the environment, how it treats its employees and community, and its profitability. People, planet, and profit are the commonly known criteria for defining sustainable operations. But how do you measure a business's sustainable actions and gauge the impact they have in each of these three categories?

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Topics: Printing Industry, Sustainability, Employee Management, Business Operations

What the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Means for Your Business

Posted by Marci Kinter on 4/1/20 3:45 PM

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) — passed by the U.S. Congress, and signed into law by President Trump on March 18 — goes into effect no later than April 2, 2020, and will expire on December 31, 2020. It is important to note that this new legislation only applies to employers with fewer than 500 employees and is not retroactive. The provisions of this emergency legislation are limited to just this pandemic.

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Topics: Government Affairs, Business Operations, COVID-19

THREADX Delivers the Goods

Posted by Christopher Bernat on 3/4/20 4:00 PM

Scottsdale, Ariz. got a burst of apparel creativity (and wisdom) when THREADX 2020 arrived last week. Crisp air, sunny skies, and a sense of community made for a great few days of inspiration, camaraderie, and networking. Here's a play-by-play overview of all this year's highlights.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Business Solutions, ThreadX, Networking, Apparel Decorating, Business Operations

Are You Up to Date on Prop 65?

Posted by Marci Kinter on 2/25/20 7:15 AM

SGIA first started reporting on Proposition (Prop) 65's amendment and its impact on the printing industry nearly two years ago. As with all regulatory requirements, it's important to stay continually updated and ensure your business is fully compliant. We've modified our previous post outlining the "quick and the dirty" on Prop 65 so you are equipped with the latest on everything you need to know about its requirements.  

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Topics: Government Affairs, Safety, Business Operations, Proposition 65