November 2022- Thanksgiving issue


REI Co-op Announces Permanent Commitment to Closing Stores on Black Friday


Since 2015, REI, an SGP-certified facility and brand patron, closed its doors on Black Friday-inviting employees and members to spend time outside rather than shopping. Over the years, #OptOutside evolved from a response against consumerism to a movement advocating for causes important to the co-op, including environmental welfare, inclusivity in the outdoor industry and responsible recreation.


From 2022 on, all stores, distribution centers, activity centers, call centers and headquarters will close every Black Friday. Customers can still place an order on but order processing will not begin until the following day. Read more


SGP Facilities

Miller Zell

Atlanta, GA


since 2012

SGP Patrons

Monadnock Paper Mills

Platinum Level

Increased Support

since 2021


Gold Level


since 2021

Cooley Group

Gold Level


since 2018

The Gilman Brothers Company

Gold Level


Monadnock Paper Mills wins the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) Sustainability Award

Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc., an SGP Patron, received the 2022 Sustainability Award from the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) for the company’s Envi PC 100 Card (The Paper Card). Read more

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Thanks to Adrian Cook for his service as an SGP Director

Adrian Cook from 3M has been active on the SGP Board since 2018. We wish him the best as moves to a new job. We appreciate his personal engagement as an SGP Director.

Adrian demonstrated his commitment to driving a more sustainable future with his work on the SGP Board and notably his work on the Engagement Committee.

3M will continue as Platinum Patron and Adrian is making recommendations to the board for his replacement.

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