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. As an online printer, we recognize that pollution prevention and resource conservation are key to a sustainable environment. We’ve implemented policies to integrate these concepts into our printing services and 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 online 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 sustainably-managed 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!
At Smartpress, we’re committed to creating positive social change and strive to be intentional with our giving strategy. We partner with local charities to serve the needs in our neighborhood, as well as national organizations to work on a larger scale. After all, we believe our employees are inherently hard-wired to relate with each other and work for something bigger than ourselves.
In addition to Smartpress’ financial contributions to the community, our employees also participate in volunteer activities throughout the year. From growing food for a local food shelf to packing food for third world countries, we provide a variety of opportunities to give to those less fortunate. We’re proud to host in-house packing events for Feed My Starving Children, pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child and donate clothing to Dress for Success.
Smartpress has partnered with 3Degrees to purchase Carbon Offset Credits and Renewable Energy Certificates to offset 100% of our facilities' emissions and those emitted on our behalf by our energy partners. We're minimizing our environmental impact and upholding our commitment to lead the industry in sustainable printing.
Trees, Water & People
Smartpress is a Sequoia partner of Trees, Water & People, a non-profit that creates economic opportunities for local people through reforestation and renewable energy projects across U.S. tribal lands and Central America.
Trees, Water & People are also leaders in the design and distribution of clean cookstoves and other clean energy products which greatly reduce the use of natural resources for energy creation.
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 as an online printer.
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 within our online printing services.
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.