Community Impact

We give back to the places where we live and work.

We are dedicated to strengthening our communities. Our philanthropic efforts are focused on providing resources, creating opportunities, and supporting local families in the areas we serve.
Shepard GO is our primary philanthropic program, and a big part of who we are. Learn more below.

Shepard GO

For more than 100 years, Shepard has operated on a culture of service—service to our customers, each other and the communities in which we work and live. Shepard GO (Giving Outwardly) is our philanthropic program and a foundational component of who we are.
As we expand, adding new customers, colleagues and communities, we are extending Shepard GO by enlisting the help of families, friends and industry peers.

Past Volunteer Events

We’re adopting sustainable practices to reduce our ecological impact.

We understand the impacts our business directly has on the planet and recognize the need for change. We have multiple green practices in place to reduce our carbon footprint.

Eco-Friendly Materials

Falconboard and conVerd Board, our two most commonly used sustainable substrates–are both 100% recyclable while maintaining superior quality.


Polymershapes is our trusted partner for all things materials. All PVC materials are sent back to Polymershapes to be repurposed. We also send our waste ink to Giant Resource Recovery, where they recycle it responsibly.

Recycling Procedures

We have firm recycling procedures in place, both in pre-production, post-show disposal, and at all branch locations. If items cannot be recycled, we look for other ways to repurpose the material, such as using the old materials for packing and to protect equipment.

Sustainable Green Print Certification

Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Logo

We took our efforts a step further by becoming the only general service contractor to receive the Sustainable Green Print Certification. In order to qualify, we demonstrated that our printing processes meet all SGP requirements across each of our print shops.

Learn more about SGP Certification