Community Impact

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

We are dedicated to strengthening our communities, focusing our  philanthropic efforts on providing resources, creating opportunities and supporting local families in the areas we serve.

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

Atlanta skyline

Partnership with Shoes 4 Soles

To kick off the holiday season, we debuted our partnership with Soles4Souls, an organization that turns unwanted shoes into opportunities for those in need. On our first donation drive at Expo! Expo!, Shepard collected nearly 70 pairs of shoes and over 200 pairs from Shepard offices around the country.

Burgers and Backpacks

Last summer Shepard supported the Burgers and Backpacks, an Atlanta-based event that provides school supplies and lunch to hundreds of children in need—a mere 3 miles from the branch. The annual school supply drive was a great success and we’ll definitely be pitching in again in the future!

Shepard volunteers

Fill a Bag with Cheer

We volunteered with the Las Vegas Hospitality Association to deliver 300 bags of individually targeted gifts to children in need. Re-purposing our warehouse and freight tracking technology, we streamlined LVHA’s operation and customized the bags to each child’s size and needs.

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% recyclabe while maintaining superior quality.

Partnerships

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

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.