FLEXcon recognizes that sustainability is a process of continuous improvement. It’s not a program or a fad. It’s ingrained in FLEXcon culture; an ongoing commitment to pursue the best methodologies toward
environmental sustainability of their processes, products, people and community. It’s their policy to
minimize environmentally adverse operations by striking a balance between environmental factors and our manufacturing processes. As a Gold Patron of SGP, FLEXcon recognizes the value that SGP certification brings to the print and buying communities. FLEXcon is committed to helping transform the marketplace and embracing a leadership role for inclusion of sustainable business practices in the industry.
Through their environmental management system, they focused on reducing their carbon footprint
through a number of initiatives: FLEXcon is a zero waste facility. Over 60% of their supplier packaging is recycled, and they offer a customer packaging return program. FLEXcon has “greener” product alternatives such as non-pvc products, thinner gauged films and release liners and liners made partially from post-consumer waste. They reduce water and electricity usage and continuously comply with air emission regulations. In fact, in 2017 they purchased a replacement oxidizer (which allows the release of cleaner exhaust into the atmosphere) that consumes 80% less natural gas that the previous one. National Grid partnered with FLEXcon on the project as a green initiative and ultimately covered 30% of the cost of the new equipment – one of the largest rebates they’ve ever paid to a Massachusetts company!
"We understand the importance of supporting third party certification organizations like SGP as they
provide a platform for developing standards and sharing best practices that can impact not only our
product development, but the entire graphics communications industry." -Jodi Sawyer, FLEXcon Market Development Manager, SGP Board Member