Gary A. Jones is the director of environmental, health and safety (EHS) affairs at the Specialty Graphic and Imaging Association in Fairfax, VA. His primary responsibility is to monitor and analyze EHS regulatory activities at all domestic and some international government levels. He provides representation on behalf of the printing and specialty graphic imaging industry.
In doing so, Jones works closely with the federal and state-level Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA), Department of Transportation (DOT) and other agencies. He also provides membership assistance on EHS compliance and sustainability programs. Jones also is supporting Specialty Graphic and Imaging Association’s efforts for the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP). SGP is dedicated to assisting printing operations respond to the customer demand for sustainable printing.
Sustainability in the Print Industry
The call for sustainable products and manufacturing practices has reached a fever pitch – and will only grow louder. The pressure for companies to join the circular economy by providing less environmentally impactful material options, address end of life issues such as recyclability, and illustrate sustainable production practices is increasing. Keynote speaker Gary Jones will help to define what sustainability means to those in the print industry, discuss consumer demands and define regulatory influences that are shaping the current landscape.