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Historic Merino Wool Farm Earns Recognition Under Responsible Wool Standard

SCS Global Services Certifies Gostwyck Partners’ Sustainable Land Stewardship and Humane Animal Husbandry
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EMERYVILLECalif., October 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) announced today that Gostwyck Partners’ sheep farm, located in Gostwyck, NSW, Australia, has achieved certification under the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS). This historic farm, operating since 1834, has demonstrated that it meets all of the animal welfare and land management requirements of the RWS.

World’s First MSC Certified Pearls Confirms Sustainability of Intergenerational Australian Fishery

SCS Global Services Commends Australian Pearl Producers Association
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., September 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - In a ground-breaking move for sustainability certification, the Australian Pearl Producers Association (PPA) are the first wild pearl fishery in the world to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. The fishery was awarded the third-party certification after an 18-month assessment period carried out by SCS Global Services.

Northeastern Tropical Pacific Purse Seine Tuna Fishery Earns Prestigious MSC Certification

Independent assessment conducted by SCS Global Services
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., September 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ – SCS Global Services (SCS) congratulates the Northeastern Tropical Pacific Purse Seine Tuna Fishery operated by the Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna (the Alliance) for achieving certification under the internationally recognized Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) wild-capture fishery standard. Operating in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean (ETPO), the Alliance represents four leading, vertically-integrated companies involved in the capture and processing of yellowfin and skipjack tuna.

Sustainability is Driving Global Biofuel Policy and Technology

By Matthew Rudolf, SCS Global Services

The rapidly growing role of biofuels in the economy has important ramifications for sustainable development worldwide. On the one hand, biofuels offer significant potential benefits as alternatives to traditional energy sources in the transportation sector.  On the other hand, the land use associated with biofuels production has generated widespread debate about the best use of arable lands, impacts on world food prices, and the sustainability of production practices.

Elite Paint Receives First Lead Safe Paint® Certification in Bangladesh

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DHAKA, Bangladesh & EMERYVILLE, Calif., August 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ --  Elite Paint is the first paint company in Bangladesh to achieve Lead Safe Paint® certification. Yesterday, the news was announced publicly through a press briefing organized by Elite Paint and  Chemical Industries in the Begum Sufia Kamal Public Library, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

SCS Global Services Recognized by Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative as Approved Audit Firm for Conflict-Free Smelter Program

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EMERYVILLE, CA, August 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) announced today that it has been formally approved as a Conflict-Free Smelter Program (CFSP) audit firm by the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI). As a result, SCS is now approved to audit smelters and refiners of tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold (3TG) against the CFSP Protocols.

Nestlé Waters N.A. Awarded First AWS Certificate in North America by SCS Global Services

SCS Global Services congratulates Nestlé Waters N.A. on their Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Certification
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SCS Global Services congratulates Nestlé Waters North America, the first facility in North America to earn Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Certification. “Use and protection of fresh water resources is one of the most pressing global challenges of this century,” said Stanley Mathuram, SCS Vice President of Environmental Certification Services Operations.

Chain of Custody Certification an Influential Sustainability Choice for Paper and Wood Industries

SCS Global Services Celebrates Chain of Custody Clients with 6,000th Certification
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS) has surpassed the milestone of 6,000 Chain of Custody (CoC) certificates issued under the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), certification programs that are crucial for companies in the wood and paper industries to show competitive edge in sustainability, gain broader access to markets, demonstrate the veracity of their claims, and to exercise d

Food Safety and Sustainability: Flip Sides of the Same Coin


This is an exciting time in the specialty crops sector, filled with innovation and entrepreneurship at every level of operation, bringing consumers unprecedented levels of safety, quality, and convenience. Today’s discerning shoppers increasingly expect fruits and vegetables not only to meet the highest safety standards, but also to be responsibly produced with respect to the environment, labor rights, and a range of other sustainability issues. However, there has been a disconnect in the way we address food safety and sustainability.


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