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Katerra CLT Factory Receives Chain of Custody Certifications

SFI®, FSC®, and PEFC certifications offer new options for Katerra CLT to meet green building standards
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MENLO PARK, Calif., May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Katerra, a technology company redefining the construction industry, today announced that its cross-laminated timber (CLT) factory has earned Chain of Custody (CoC) certifications under three major certification programs: Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SCS-SFI/COC-007240), Forest Stewardship Coun

FairTrade Tuna Fishery in Indonesia Achieves Certificate for Sustainability

World's first fishery to achieve both Fair Trade and MSC certification, conformance assessments by SCS Global Services
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SCS Global Services (SCS), international third-party certification body, is proud to announce the North Buru and Maluku Fair Trade Fishing Association tuna fishery as the world’s first fishery to achieve both Fair Trade and MSC Certification. The fishery leveraged its resource management system from its Fair Trade Certification to complete its MSC Fisheries Certification. SCS conducted the assessments for both certifications and confirms the fishery’s conformance to the standards, congratulating the small-scale Indonesian fishery on its enormous accomplishment.

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SCS Global Services (SCS), international third-party certification body, is proud to announce the North Buru and Maluku Fair Trade Fishing Association tuna fishery as the world’s first fishery to achieve both Fair Trade and MSC Certification. The fishery leveraged its resource management system from its Fair Trade Certification to complete its MSC Fisheries Certification. SCS conducted the assessments for both certifications and confirms the fishery’s conformance to the standards, congratulating the small-scale Indonesian fishery on its enormous accomplishment.

Melissa & Doug Receives Forest Stewardship Council® Certification for Its New Stationery Line

Certification lets customers know products are sourced from FSC®-certified responsibly managed forests
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WILTON, Conn., May 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Melissa & Doug, the trusted toy and children’s product company known around the world for its commitment to open-ended play, announced that their first stationery line, which includes a variety of sticker and activity pads, among other products, has met the requirements for the internationally recognized Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain of Custody (CoC) standard. This FSC CoC certification communicates to customers through product labeling that materials in that product have been sourced from FSC-certified responsibly managed forests.

SCS and RFCI Announce Finalization of ASSURE CERTIFIED™ Standard for Rigid Core Flooring

Novalis, Karndean, Shaw, and Metroflor are First to Achieve Certification
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS) is proud to announce the finalization of the ASSURE CERTIFIED™ standard and certification program for Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT), developed in partnership with the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) and its member companies.

Silver Oak Winery: World’s First Production Facility to Earn “Living Building” Certification

Sonoma winery certified to world’s most ambitious green building standard by the International Living Future Institute
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HEALDSBURG, Calif., April 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Silver Oak and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) announced today that the winery has become the largest certified Living Building in the world. The certification was awarded after more than five years of careful planning and construction, followed by a rigorous one-year performance audit.

Fair Trade USA & Rachael Wang Launch 'We Wear Fair Trade' Supporting Garment Workers

Nonprofit partners with creative director and stylist on videos and lookbook in support of garment employees around the world, featuring apparel made in Fair Trade Certified™ factories.
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OAKLAND, Calif., April 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA is proud to unveil its annual lookbook and campaign, We Wear Fair Trade. This year’s campaign theme and lookbook, “She Wears Fair Trade,” was made in partnership with renowned creative director, activist, and stylist Rachael Wang, and features Fair Trade Certified apparel modeled by prominent human and environmental rights advocates who represent women’s empowerment. 

Indian Certification Body Eco Stewardship Partners With SCS Global Services

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UTTAR PRADESH, India, March 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ – SCS Global Services (SCS) announced that it has teamed up with veteran certification providers, Shovans Das and Teena Antil, who together have co-founded Eco Stewardship Pvt. Ltd. to serve India and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Eco Stewardship’s focus will be on providing third-party inspection, verification, certification, and training to promote sustainable practices in forestry and forest product supply chains.

SCS Global Services Now Certifies Mills and Forest Product Manufacturers to SFI® Fiber Sourcing Standard

SFI Standard Recognized Internationally by PEFC
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services today announced its accreditation to perform audits under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) Fiber Sourcing Standard. This standard is a leading, credible certification in North America that governs how SFI-certified organizations procure fiber from non-certified forestland.

Coffee, Culture, and Connections: An Albertsons Companies Food Technologist Deepens Her Passion for Food During Visit to Colombia

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When you stand in Jardín, Colombia, the closest Albertsons Companies store is about 2,000 miles away. But the relationship between this 17,000-person community nestled behind the Andes Mountains and Albertsons Cos. is much tighter than that vast distance implies. 

Coffee is the foundation of the bond. It was strengthened recently when the Albertsons Cos. Own Brands team did something that’s in the company’s DNA—give back to a community where it does business.

More on that later.

How Albertsons Is Redefining Flower Power

By Gina Acosta
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The retailer is adding a philanthropic component to its Debi Lilly Design line of floral and home décor. Now, when customers purchase one of the grocer's new Debi Lilly Design Extending Smiles floral designs at participating stores, $1 of the proceeds will be used to provide a pair of shoes, clean water or food to someone in need.

Continue reading the story on Progressive Grocer.

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