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Wishing You a Very Floral Veriflora Valentine's Day!

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We enjoyed spotting these Veriflora® Sustainably Grown roses today at the Trader Joe's around the corner from our office. We wish you a happy Valentine’s Day!

Changing Sustainability Norms in the World's Forests

An Auditor's Eye Witness Account

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” 

Generating Business Value from GHG Management

Success Strategies to be Explored in February Webinar

Companies around the world are responding to government, investor, and customer pressures by implementing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) management plans.  A key challenge in the implementation of these plans is identifying a strong business case in order to justify the costs entailed, and to ensure that the approach can be sustained financially in the long run.

New Product Category Rule Developed for Roundwood and Pulp/Paper

SCS and Environmental Paper Network Developed New PCR for Wood and Paper
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – An innovative Product Category Rule (PCR) specifying rules for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) focused on wood and paper has been developed by the North American Environmental Paper Network (EPN), an independent not-for-profit coalition with diverse expertise in forest and paper sustainability issues, and SCS Global Services (SCS), a leader in third-party environmental certification, auditing and standards development.

RSPO Recognizes SCS as First Accredited Certification Body based in North America

SCS Global Services Issues First Certificate to Vermont Soap Company
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EMERYVILLE, CA, Jan 24, 2016 — SCS Global Services (SCS) announced that it has officially earned accreditation as a third-party certifier under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) program. SCS is the first RSPO-accredited certifier headquartered in North America, and only the second in the Americas. SCS has received accreditation to certify supply chains (SCCS), with pending accreditation to certify palm oil plantations and mills (P&C).  SCS’ first RSPO certificate was awarded to Vermont Soap, a well-known soap manufacturer based in Middlebury, Vermont. 

SCS Global Services Named Clean Energy Award Recipient

SCS Awarded “Best Renewable Energy Verification Specialist 2016”
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EMERYVILLE Calif., January 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ ­– Global Energy News Magazine has named SCS Global Services as recipient of its 2016 Best Renewable Energy Verification Specialist award. The Clean Energy Awards recognize companies whose work advance clean energy solutions.

Indonesia's Foresty Products Exports Achieve Significant Milestone

Becomes First Country to Export Forestry Products Under EU’s Strict Timber Legality Rules

November 15, 2016 marked a historic day for the forestry sector in Indonesia and for timber legality efforts globally. Indonesia became the world’s first country to export forest products licensed under the European Union’s Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan.

Tackling Climate Change Within the Emerging Circular Economy


Speaking last November in Marrakech at the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum (SIGEF 2016), and in the COP22 Green Zone, I had the opportunity to discuss climate in the context of the emerging circular economy. I was also fortunate to hear from some of the world’s leading innovators in this area. Representatives of the aviation industry, shipping industry, energy sector, agriculture sector, product manufacturing sector, and sustainable cities movement all delivered powerful messages of progress, with a clear call for further action.

SCS’ Sustainably Grown Certification Program Now ANSI Accredited

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 3, 2017, /3BL Media/-  SCS Global Services (SCS) announced today that its Sustainably Grown Certification program is now accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  In this context, SCS is among the first entities to be recognized by ANSI as an eligible eco-labeling certification scheme owner and standards developer under the internationally recognized requirements and processes of the ISO 14020 and ISO 14024 standards.


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