Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Miami, Florida, CGP offered educational seminars to help print shops mitigate the environmental impact of their operations, specifically through their use of paper, ink, and recycling.
As we expanded our markets, we realized that seminars on these basic points were insufficient to achieve a positive environmental impact. In 2008, CGP created an integrated environmental management program by synthesizing international standards, procedures, and practices. The program was based on the 3Ps (People, Profit, and Planet) of the global vision of sustainable development that was established by the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. In late 2012, Certified Green Partners® aligned with the global sustainable development trend by partnering with the Developers and Builders Alliance® (DBA).
Through this partnership, the leadership and expertise of its honorary founding members, Gil and Michael Dezer (Dezer Development), Donald J. Trump (The Trump Organization), and Jorge M. Pérez (The Related Group of Florida), and its global partners, CGP was able to position itself as a powerful certification organization. Driven by a common goal and the rapid shift into a new era of business, DBA and CGP merged brands in the beginning of May 2020.
Today, true to our goals, we dynamically update our standards to meet global requirements.