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Unprecedented Access to Certified Sustainable Palm Oil Benefits Industry and Environment

Certification Reaches 21% Penetration of Global Market
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Food, Cosmetics, and Energy Sectors All Benefitting from Increased Availability of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil

Industry by industry, third-party certification of sustainability performance is increasingly helping to move the dial toward more responsible production and supply chain practices in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals.  Nowhere is this more apparent that in the case of palm oil.

84 Lumber’s Longstanding FSC® Certification Typifies the Company’s Commitment to Sustainability

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Customers no longer view sustainable building materials as a specialty option. Rather, for many builders and homeowners, they’ve become mandatory. With a growing focus on environmentally-driven solutions that reduce the carbon footprint, protect ecosystems, and support workers and communities, 84 Lumber is reinventing its inventories to compete at the highest level.

SCS Global Services Approves VITO to Conduct VOC Emissions Testing for its Indoor Air Quality Certifications

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EMERYVILLE, Calif. and MOL, Belgium, May 22, 2017 /3BL Media/– SCS Global Services (SCS), a trusted international leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, has partnered with VITO, a premier independent research and technology organisation based in Mol, Belgium, to provide volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions testing for the SCS Indoor Advantage™, SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold,

Auditing Takes Center Stage in FSMA

The important role of audits and auditors in assessing regulatory compliance
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Reposted from original publication May 11, 2017 in Food Quality & Safety

Major Brands and Entrepeneurs Now View 3rd-Party Certification as Integral to Operations

SCS Global Services’ 2016 Annual Report Reflects Broad Industry Adoption
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 12, 2017 /3BL Media/– Company efforts to establish sustainability and quality track records are increasingly being supported by third-party certification to market-recognized standards. SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading third-party certifier and standards developer, has once again documented this growth in its latest Annual Report, released Friday.

Celebrating the Career of a Forest Champion

Robert J. Hrubes, Ph.D.
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Every spring, the UN International Day of Forests (March 21st) and Arbor Day (April 28th) bracket a sobering month of reflection on the state of our forests.

Salvaged Honduran Wood Repurposed as Fire Starter Earns Verification

SCS Global Services Confirms that Wood Products International’s Fatwood Meets Salvaged Wood and Fiber Standard
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., Mar 28, 2017 - SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading international third-party certifier of environmental claims, has independently verified that Wood Products International’s “Fatwood” is responsibly and legally produced from its Honduran operations, meeting the requirements of the SCS Salvaged Wood and Fiber Standard.

Responsible Wool Standard Promotes Sustainable Land Stewardship and Humane Sheep Treatment

SCS Global Services Licensed by Textile Exchange as Third-Party Certifier to Standard
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EMERYVILLE, CA., March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) has been approved by Textile Exchange as a licensed certification body for the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS). In this role, SCS is now authorized to conduct independent certification assessments of wool production under the “Farm Scope” of the standard.

Does Your Food Safety Auditor Have the Right Stuff?

Food safety expert Heena Patel explores what you need from your auditor, and vice-versa
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Food safety weighs heavily on all companies that produce, handle or sell food. A single incident can cost a company, and sometimes an entire industry, serious reputational harm and business disruption. Think Chipotle in the US, or MacDonalds and KFC in China. The ripple effects of a food safety scare can be enormous. The 2011 listeriosis scandal was traced to a single Colorado producer, but damaged the entire US cantaloupe industry.

Benefits of Including Short-Lived Climate Pollutants in Your Climate Action Plan

Generating Business Value with GHG Management - Part II
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In my recent article, Generating Business Value with GHG Management- Part I (January 25), I explored five ways for companies to derive business value from GHG management strategies: 1) boosting sales through climate-friendly product marketing; 2) enhancing brand value and recognition; 3) earning extra revenue through carbon credits; 4) improving opportunities for funding; and 5) anticipating supply chain disruptions.

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