At Smartpress, we believe in making positive change by carefully sourcing the material we print on, continually integrating environmentally-conscious practices, and supporting our employees and local community.
Smartpress supports initiatives that benefit our environment and community.
Smartpress is committed to environmental protection and stewardship and recognizes that pollution prevention and resource conservation are key to a sustainable environment, and has put in place new policies to integrate these concepts into its business decision-making.more details
Smartpress is proud of our fair labor practices and is committed to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment. Smartpress does not engage in or tolerate unlawful workplace conduct, including discrimination, intimidation or harassment.
Smartpress is developing a Supplier Management Policy that will ensure that our suppliers treat their workers and employees fairly, with dignity and respect, maintain safe working conditions and conduct manufacturing activities in an environmentally safe and responsible manner. Smartpress does not tolerate human rights abuses, human trafficking and/or slavery, and will not engage or be complicit in any activity that solicits or encourages human rights abuse.
More and more of our clients are requesting "green" material options for their printing needs. We're constantly seeking the latest environmentally-conscious technology and materials, while sourcing products through suppliers who focus on sustainability whenever possible.
To help our clients reduce their carbon footprint, we offer recycled paper and reused material options. When choosing your print substrate, look for eco-friendly options like recycled paper, plant-based materials, and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified materials. To learn about our substrates, click the "More Information" icon by the Stock choices on product pages. If you don't see a green option you'd like, contact us for a Custom Quote and we'll try to accommodate your needs!
Smartpress is committed to creating positive social change in our community and strives to be more intentional with our giving strategy to focus on community giving. Smartpress partners with local charities that serve the needs of the fatherless; children, teens and women in need right here in our neighborhood.
Smartpress believes that all of our employees are inherently hard-wired to work for something bigger than ourselves and to be in relationship with each other. In addition to Smartpress' financial contributions to the community, our employees also participate in volunteer activities throughout the year, from collecting jars of peanut butter for a local food shelf to packing up food to be shipped to third world countries, we provide a variety of opportunities to give to those less fortunate.
We constantly strive to improve our standards and partner with organizations sharing that vision.
Smartpress partners with Trees, Water, People, a non-profit in northern Colorado that focuses on environmental conservation with a social impact. As a Sequoia member, we partner with a Native American Reservation located in South Dakota to plant more than 7,000 trees per year. The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation experiences a wide range of environmental challenges due to the rapidly changing climate, land rights issues, and widespread poverty. Reforesting this land combats climate change through carbon sequestration and develops diverse income opportunities for local indigenous people.
Smartpress achieved "Gold" status with EcoVadis, an independent Corporate Social Responsibility evaluation company. EcoVadis helps us integrate CSR principles into our daily business initiatives so we can positively affect our communities and supply chain.
Smartpress received 14001 environmental certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Ensuring our policies and procedures align with standards set internationally, this certification helps us increase productivity while minimizing our operations' environmental impacts. It also provides the framework and guidance for us to consistently implement eco-friendly initiatives.
Along with our parent company, The Bernard Group, Smartpress received the 2020 Gold Sustainable Business Recognition Award from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) for our efforts contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The printing industry association saluted us for implementing sustainable business practices like reducing our environmental footprint and improving employee safety and well-being.